Momma Look At Me

As a little girl at night I had some silly fears
No different than any other children of those same years
And when I would imagine that evil coming to get me
All I would have to say is,  “Momma look at me.”
And all my fears would scatter away
With just the look of her eyes into my own, the fears were sent astray

In the beginning I asked her to hold my hand
And across the gap between our beds her arm spanned
Lovingly, Clutching my hand until I slept
Erasing all my fears and banishing all the tears I had wept
The nights were scary as I lay alone in my bed
Her love for me could take away anything that I could possibly dread

As I got older and went  off to school she was still always at my side
Whether it was memorizing my spelling words or working on a project she served as my guide
My success, my freedom and my happiness were always her concern
School life was not easy for me, but she reminded me that school was just a sojourn
And that living life at its fullest is where I would gain my experience
Soon we did part, off to college and then to work life I went, losing the innocence but gaining the confidence

I met my husband and she was the first i would tell
That I had found someone special and together through life we would impel
She cried when when we moved away to the various cities of this country
She also shared the joy with me when my son was given to me, a grandson to her he would be

As I faced life with all of its struggles, through the good and the bad she was always with me 
All I had to do was think to myself of the encouragement she would give, and life would resound, dispelling any tragedy

I had never dreamed of the day when my mother would leave this earth, gone forever, no longer to see
Alone now I am, my mother taken away, but here I stand with our family
Our love for her is felt by each of us and to her it does impart
We  sadly faced the day that from this earth she did depart
I pray now whenever I need her most I can still feel the comfort she always gave to me 
It is sorrow that I feel today and her love is what I need, so I say now, Momma look at me

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