Mama

Mama still remembers

rocking her baby boy

while softly singing

him a sweet lullaby.

Mama remembers the joy

in his eager eyes when

she helped him complete

his first school projects.

Mama can't believe

how swiftly the years

have passed them by, that

her baby is now a man.

Mama remembers the

day he took a wife, the

pride she felt in him when

she saw her first grandchild.

Mama knows that as

long as she lives the man

she sees before her now will

always be a little boy to her.

Ralph L. Clark © 1999