I remember when Mami was here
I would sit by her and she would stroke my hair
And tell me that I was the most beautiful child in the world
I would then climb onto her laps, putting my arms tightly around her
Resting my head on her chest and
Listening to her soft heartbeat.
Clearing her throat, she would tell me a story
"Long time ago, in a kingdom faraway"
She would begin in a serious and hushed tone.
Her thick, gold-rimmed glasses would
Slide slowly down her nose as she spoke
And then I would burst out in childish laughter
Was when Mami would look at me in confusion
Not quite clear on the reason for my laughter
Years have gone by since I last saw Mami
All that is left,
Is her tender, loving care etched in my memory
I miss Mami dearly
Every old woman seems to remind me of her.
Whenever I was sad or in distress, her words were comforting.
Its no wonder,
That I will always reminisce on when Mami was here
© The poets voice~~~ February 2008, All rights reserved.