In Honor and Loving Memory of My Mother, Mary Fernandez

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My Mother’s Eyes

(for Mary Fernández, mi fueza, mi vida)

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My mother’s eyes

tell a story

of power of strength

of struggle and grief

of a woman’s journey

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Brown almond eyes

set in a brown oval face

and a gaze soft and warm

a gaze full of courage

raging in the storm

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My mother’s eyes speak to me

of survival

and secrets yet to be told

of pain hidden away

of sleepless nights

and lonely days

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My mother’s eyes

speak magic

laughter and joy

and loving life

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Keep me steady

Making me strong

Passing on a legacy

La mujer Boricua reborn

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La mujer Boricua growing strong

La mujer Boricua living on and on.

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