MOTHERS’ DAY POEM

FOR NANA/MOM by Ann Villaire

La Luz

Lay your life line

on the sill

Lay it by your baby’s

smile…

Though our world’s

been set adrift

we still sync up

at 3

a.m and p.m.

Soul to soul

eye to eye

we climb…

On the trails

where we have

counted steps

as beads

of prayers

and sweat…

The dew

on Queen Anne’s Lace

and Baby’s breath

guide us through

the trials

of broken wood

and briers…

To the fields

where all

is covered

by the sun’s

tender love

and the

words write

themselves…

beginning to end

with the birds

of song

and prey

We are

caught in awe

and lift

by the beauty

of the sea…

whose lashes

caress the

shoreline

with a

mother’s

kiss…

tears

separate

yet dear

and steadfast

through the

tides of the years

Together

in grace

we grow…

through

darkness

we plow

Hope

enduring

Light

prevailing.