It was 74 years ago today
A great wonderful person was born
Just as alive today
Even though she is in another domain
One of my first teachers
Maybe the first in this life
Filled with hope
Love of Nature
Love of family
Fun and playful
Fun! Fun! Fun!
Like a 'hip' Mary Poppins
She was the sugar that made the medicine go down
When Shirley held your hand
You felt so grand
Your life started playing
Like a big brass band!
You could be yourself around her (mostly) :-)
And when she sang, "When you wish upon a Star"
You felt your dreams would come true
And the fact I had a mother like her
Was the proof they had!!
Happy Birthday Mom, wherever you are in the universe!