Sunday, May 11, 2014

dia de madre

Mamasita J
a cardinal, a robin, a cowbird, a blue Jay,
a redwing black bird and a turtle dove
are orchestrating your song for today
they’re rehearsing mamasita’s lullaby
for mamasita day
they’re just outside my window
recalling your favorite tune
you know the one in the morning you’d sing
while the tiny rainbows glittered inside the dew
I vividly remember as a little child
with my hermanos and hermana
gathering, holding hands looking outside
the window as the day begins. you’d tell us
if one sings la cancion ‘esta mananita’
the morning the sun would rise joyously,
the birds would sing its welcome
and you were always right
so today, for you mamasita, with the
back up choir of robins and sparrows
and all their other amigos and even
some ground squirrels chiming in
i sing ‘esta mananita’ to celebrate and honor
you forwithout you my life would not be
con muchisimo amor, mamasita,
con los angelitos donde estas hoy
te mando mi coracon, todo mi amor
tu hijo, nene


  1. Oh I knew you would write something beautiful for your mamasita and you have surpassed yourself with this one, my friend,. Incredibly loving and beautiful. I know that, from heaven, she smiled, hearing you sing, and reading your lines of love.