MOTHER
         (midi is "Angel Standing By")

Morning breaks and faint winds stir the aspen,
The scent of jasmine permeates the air;
My soul is transported to a time, when
You gave so freely of your love and care.

Yesterday, I chanced upon your crepe dress,
Carefully beaded - full of dreams not kept;
Years have passed since I gave you your last kiss,
I thought about what might have been and wept.

I still see your remarkable beauty -
The look of kindness in your soft brown eyes;
Locked in my heart is the love you gave me,
I'll carry it with me throughout my days.

You left so young, while youth was still unspent,
Taking the love I gave you ere you went.