In Her Eyes

In Her Eyes

A Poem by Dara
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For my mother who passed away this week due to complications from COVID 19.

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In Her Eyes


With a look she could stop us

in our tracks for awhile,

showing the hint of a twinkle

when hiding a smile.

Green like the sea, 

commandeering honor and truth 

but sending waves of love

as she gazed at you.


In her eyes we were everything

she ever really wanted.

We knew she would be there

and be someone we could count on.

She attended each performance,

at games our biggest fan

and if anyone tried to hurt us

she would always take a stand.


But her eyes, big as saucers

which topped her tiny frame,

that once missed nothing

as she called out our names

were little use to her now

her vision was going

but our love for our mother

will forever keep growing.

© 2021 Dara


Author's Note

Dara
This was one I had written before but made a few changes. I was able to see her one last time before the virus struck. I have no words for the emotional impact it made on all of us as it did so many other families.

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This makes me think of an old platoon sergeant of mine. He wasn't quite as loving but the type of leadership he provided was similar. I loved that man. Everything I do now has something to do with him in one way or another. I might be far off in the meaning here but it means a lot to me that you made me think of him.

Good work.... excellent work actually. Outstanding.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Dara

3 Months Ago

Oh my! You have just made my day. I can see how you might relate this to your platoon sergeant :-) I.. read more
Very nice cute and beautiful poem. It was nice you had a loving mother, not everyone is gifted with a good mother.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Dara

3 Months Ago

Thank you. I do count myself as being one of the lucky ones. So nice if you to stop by. Take care!
JungLee

3 Months Ago

You are welcome.
What a blessing you had in such a loving mother. May those memories sustain until you meet again.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Dara

3 Months Ago

Thank you. I do like to think we will meet again and I was blessed to have such a wonderful mother.
Such a good poem... “In her eyes we were everything she really wanted, we knew she would be there and be someone we could count on” I like the verse 2 of your writing, this shows trust in friendship

Posted 4 Months Ago


Dara

3 Months Ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to read my poem. Your words mean a lot to me. Take care!
What a beautiful poem for your mother, who always cared for you, looked after you, protected you, all of this while losing her vision. My dad lost his vision slowly as he aged, and became completely blind the last 7-8 years of his life; what a terrible quality of life. I'm so sorry your mom dies of Covid...that is unforgivable in itself. Lovely write Dara, with much grace and thought.
Best, Betty

Posted 4 Months Ago


Dara

3 Months Ago

Thank you very much Betty. It is so hard to see our parents grow old and suffer. Often the roles are.. read more
This is a beautiful poem dear Dana about your lovely mother and her green eyes and all she was to you and you to her. I am so sorry to learn of her passing. So many lost to covid complications now, including my own brother in law. Sending you comfort in your grief while it is at its most impactful and emotionally hurtful. Taje care.

Chris

Posted 5 Months Ago


Dara

5 Months Ago

Thank you Christine. The number of lives lost is just unbearable. I am so sorry about your brother-i.. read more
What a lovely way to show love to your mother and she to you, and the pride between you and your mom
And she to you...and the way she she stood up for you always. It’s so sad to see someone you love die of a horrible virus...having lost her vision....my dad was blind the last 15 years of his life. Nicely written Dara and heartfelt.
Best, Betty

Posted 5 Months Ago


Betty Hermelee

5 Months Ago

I think we are too; my friend’s mother died of Covid a month after she was discharged from the hos.. read more
Dara

5 Months Ago

The long lasting effects are just so tragic and how sad that she had been discharged. I am very sor.. read more
Betty Hermelee

3 Months Ago

I think they’re finally turning around!!!
One so loved leaves an empty spot in the world and many aching hearts behind. (This I know) Though there'll always be pain, I wish that the passage of time will at least make it a little better.

Posted 7 Months Ago


Dara

7 Months Ago

Thank you so much Sam. You said it beautifully. Time and loving memories will definitely help fill t.. read more
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I'm so, so sorry for your loss Dara. Lost mum in April 2019 and am still coming to terms with it, mostly through my writing.
A beautiful tribute

Posted 7 Months Ago


Dara

7 Months Ago

I remember reading a beautiful poem you wrote for your mother. Time heals all wounds but losing a mo.. read more
Gee

7 Months Ago

Thank you, my thoughts are with you
So heartfelt tribute to your mother!
I am so sorry for your loss... Indeed mother's are ocean of love and your every word a calm depiction of that eternal truth. I am so touched...

Posted 7 Months Ago


Dara

7 Months Ago

Oh thank you so much. It still hasn’t quite hit me that she is gone. Perhaps it never will.... I h.. read more
Dreamer Sima

7 Months Ago

I am fine... Thank you so much. Pls keep safe and stay well!

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