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  Mama’s Eyes
by J. Allen Wilson
Tuesday, April 05, 2011
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The accompanying poem and photo is inspired from a visit to a local restaurant yesterday. The photo is of a young woman who came in about thirty minutes after we had arrived. She sat directly across from me and all I could see were her eyes. She looked so much to me like my late mother used to look when she was young...she had my mamma’s eyes.

Mama’s Eyes


I saw her come in and sit across the way.

She was young and pretty and special this day.

Her hair was black and dark as the night skies.

Yet what drew my attention were her beautiful blue eyes.


She looked to me how my dearly departed mother used to look.

And I knew from the moment I saw her I was on memories fatal hook.

I can’t explain all of these emotions and feelings of late.

You know… these soft glimpses of the past lain on memories plate.


I don’t know her nor does she know me…

Yet every time I look at her it is Mama I see.

Blessed or cursed by this I swear, I know not.

But glimpses such as these leave me with the lingering –

Of yesterday’s eve knowing that a mother’s love is never forgot.


J. Allen Wilson © 4/5/2011





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Reviewed by Connie Faust 4/22/2011
It's like a gift when you see a glimpse of someone you loved in another person. Blessed memories.

Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 4/16/2011
Mother is forever...
Nice capture, JA.
Reviewed by baz busbe 4/16/2011
I can relate to your poem, there used to be a guy in my church who was the spitting image of a boyfriend who died, It was quite a shock and as you say floods you with so many feelings and memories. It is funny how you have a connection with that person even though you have never talked. The guy at church also died which made me feel really strange. God bless. Baz
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 4/11/2011
So beautifully expressed.
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 4/7/2011
Beautiful writing sweet man..some eyes are so breath taking...sighh...stay safe and well....Hugsss,much love too you
Reviewed by Diana Wiles 4/5/2011
I love this, and have experienced something similar with someone who looked remarkably like my father in a restaurant...I couldn't help but keep staring, and I understand the feelings you speak of. You have relayed those enigmatic feelings so well....

Hugs, Diana...
Reviewed by Lew Duffey 4/5/2011
Blessed. It is no curse, Beautiful write.
God bless,
Reviewed by steve Chering 4/5/2011
lightly feathered pen you use. gave me a lesson in poetry. indeed.
very well done..keep it up.
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 4/5/2011
lovely memory work
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 4/5/2011
If someone reminded me of my mother, I would have to also give them condolances...she was an old witch of a woman...e
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