Poet’s Corner: “Aztec Princess”

Posted: Thursday, March 01, 2007

My mom is five foot seven,

an Aztec Princess

straight from Heaven.

From a land of dark and small,

she is so beautiful and tall.

Huge black expressive eyes,

full perfect lips. Ahh!

My mom is near five foot eight.

Everything she cooks

just turns out great.

Tortillas, soup, chicken and rice,

always smelling very nice.

Channel No. 5 to be exact.

The models been broken,

that’s a fact alas . . .

My mommy is now five foot four,

an Aztec Princess at the door.

She looks so small and fragile there

with her shining silver hair.

But don’t let that fool you,

she is more! Huge black eyes, perfect lips,

did I mention her hourglass hips?

When I was a little girl her singing in Spanish

gave me thrills!

What I’d give to go back to the time

when I was so little

and she seemed five foot nine.

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