This poem is featured in the “Family Poems” ebook by Adan & Sheila Lerma, a collection of over one hundred original poems.
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if the words endure, they do so because they link the links –
there’s a few poems i’ve known, written by someone i actually knew, that were not only really good and able to stand alone any time, but happened to fill a moment’s need, at the same time it was written
sheila’s mom had been ill for a while, and she’d traveled to be with her for many weeks
she wrote this heart-felt work shortly before her mother’s passing, and found out the hospice people with her mom had read her this poem just before she died
the original paper was buried with her mother
when yoga has that same connectedness within our lives –
when awareness of ourselves ties openingly to those around us –
when we share what’s important to us to those who are important to us –
yoga no longer is a fitness activity, it is life…
A Daughter’s Mother
A Special bond
has been ours to share,
so unique that it’s beyond compare.
It is strong –
passed from one generation to the next;
weathering stormy times,
bending with the wind.
It is fragile –
like a bud on a flower;
blooming and flourishing
when cherished and cared for.
It is sensitive –
felt in a glance, heard from afar,
touched by a sigh.
It is always there –
and when i stop and think
what I’m about to do —
I ask myself, is it deja vu?
Or is it you?
© 1997-2011 adam light creations / sheila lerma
the following is my comment on her poem in 2008 on my old art site
Artist’s Comment: written by my wife for her own mother
as it turned out, it was her mom’s last mother’s day, and even fuller with meaning than originally realized
though the comparison imagery sheila used was poignant and inflected strong and delicate feelings back and forth, i thought the ending lines were particularly nicely writ
adan – may 4, 2008
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namaste – con dios – god be with you
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