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My Mother's Eyes

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My Mother's Eyes

If I'd not known my mother's eyes
Perhaps the sky would hold more blue
If I'd not seen my mother smile
Perhaps the sunrise on the hill, 
would shine in gold... in bolder hues

If I had never felt her touch,
while brushing tears beneath my lash
with gentle hands, that tucked a curl, behind my ears,
those simple tasks
Perhaps the softness of the breeze
Would be a soothing, more gentle....pleasing
Or sprinkled raindrops more refreshing...

If I had never felt her arms enfold me
Perhaps the sun would be more warming

If I had never heard her voice
the softness of her gentle voice
the hum of comfort in the night 
the lullaby that spoke of love
Perhaps the song of nightingales 
Or whispered coos when evening calls
Would sound more clear
and sweeter to my wanting ear

But as it is......her love was all
the love that filled me to the brim
was not a whim, nor false recall 
As beautiful as nature is,
 it does fall what was then
Such loveliness cannot compare

For PD's Mother's Day Contest

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  1. Date: 5/18/2013 9:40:00 AM
    Very nicely done. Congrats on your win. AO

  1. Date: 5/17/2013 7:17:00 AM
    This is so beautiful! Congratulations.

  1. Date: 5/16/2013 10:12:00 PM
    CONGRATULATIONS,CARRIE ! Thank you for the nice and wonderful heartfelt poem about mom's. ~LOVE~ Linda

  1. Date: 5/21/2010 5:19:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Carrie in the contest "Mother" sponsored by A Rambling Poet. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/9/2010 5:16:00 PM
    Congratulations Carrie on your poem's success in the competition. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 5/8/2010 10:32:00 PM
    Congratulations Carrie. This is lovely. Love,Joyce

  1. Date: 5/8/2010 9:01:00 PM
    Congrats Carrie on your winning poem in the Mother contest ...with thhis "beauty" .. a special win to enjoy and a Happy Mother's Day too..luv.. Linda-Marie..

  1. Date: 5/5/2010 12:19:00 AM
    I have not used the word 'stupendous' before but in this instance nothing else fits. Both in the use of your words and the love that shines through. A beautiful poem Carrie well done....Margaret

  1. Date: 5/3/2010 3:27:00 AM
    Such a touching tribute to your mom, Carrie :) I'm sure this is in the winner's list yet again :)

  1. Date: 5/2/2010 6:30:00 PM
    Lovely. You are one talented lady. Thanks for sharing.

  1. Date: 5/2/2010 6:25:00 PM
    carrie, you could write a huge book of all your poems and I would stay enthralled till the end of them! LIke with this. LUv, andrea

  1. Date: 5/2/2010 6:01:00 PM
    Good luck in the contest

  1. Date: 5/2/2010 3:36:00 PM
    Well done. Good luck in the contest, thanks for the write,,IRMA