Proud Matriarch

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She sits there, Silently observing.

Years and years go by,

And she sits there,

Silently observing

With a content smile on her face.

She watches as her children grow-up,

Her children's children,

And her children's children's children too!

She sits there,

Proudly as the matriarch

Of a loud, robust, plentiful family.

I sit here observing,

With eyes filled with wonder.

My heart explodes inside my chest;

Filling my body and soul with love.

I say, "Happy Birthday Mama,"

Again and again,

"I love you more than the stars in the night sky."

She sits there,

84 years and counting,

Happy and proud.

--KIB