As I walked along the cool, damp sand
I noticed my footprints behind me.
The impression they made quickly disappeared
as the salt water softly lapped back into the sea.
I thought about her then and how quickly life passes
Like the footprints now gone, so was she.
It was there in my memory that I’d remember them now,
just like her voice, her laugh, her scent.
We are all just footprints on the great shore of life.
All the memories of us, washed back by the water.
She will always be, as she was, never changing,
but her memory in others may fade.
My soul is tormented by the grief of her loss,
my mind questions why our lives had to change.
My heart burns like the embers of a full forest fire,
but it also finds peace in the water.
Oh mama, my lovely mama, no matter how much time passes,
Forever will I carry you in my heart.