Mama’s Blues


Mama, you used to tell me

When I was born my eyes were blue

It’s my limbal ring that’s blue mama,

You only caught it once but it’s always been blue

My eyes were always brown traced with navy blue

You saw it once through a reflection of a ray of light

When you laid your first eyes on me with new lenses and sight

It’s still the same blue mama,

But you can only see it blue

If you saw them with light shining through

Mama, I learned a deep secret from life and I’d whisper to you

Mama, you can learn to see beauty everywhere around you too

You speak of those eyes so often

You can’t help but see that it’s beautiful too

You saw them blue from the love of your light radiating through

My eyes were blue under your light because your heart was full

I know you caught a glimpse of your own reflection too

You felt so beautiful inside and your heart was so full

That’s the secret and gift of life I want to give to you

When your heart is full you’d open new eyes

You’d see all the signs and the clues

Mama, the secret is to keep your heart full

Mama, the skies isn’t always just black and blue

If you catch the sunrise at dawn or a sunset after noon

You’d see what I mean,

You’d know how it feels

Mama, when you open your eyes at five and look outside

Mama, it doesn’t matter if it’s day or night

You’d catch magnificent hues of yellow-orange light

Sometimes bold streaks of red and even dark magenta bright

Mama, you’re going to open new eyes

Mama, come and play with me outside

There’s much more than just shades of hues in sight

Mama, if you listen hard enough

Mama, the birds on the trees will sing a song for you

You’d get to hear my favorite tune

Mama, if you lift your head up to take a look at the skies

Mama, you’d see something magical in between them too

Cause that’s where the secret double rainbow lies,

That’s where your pot of gold will begin to entice

Mama, please wipe your tears and you can see it too

Mama, the rain’s going to stop for you

You only have to make sure your heart is full

But mama, I’ve got to go now

I’ve been silently collecting my nuggets of gold

It once felt like my heart had a gaping hole

Because of all that I was told

Mama, I’m all grown up now

My wasted heart has learned and saw

Amidst the blazing sun and freezing cold

Mama, no one can tell me now

How I should prune and hold

All the wonderful seeds that I’ve sowed

Come take a look into my garden mama,

You’d see all the overgrown weeds are pulled

There are only scented blooming flowers now

Come take a look into them mama

You’d see they’re still brown,

Circled with a dark ring of navy blue

Mama, I’ve figured out how

So please dry your eyes now

I don’t blame you when your heart’s not full

But mama, I need to go home now

I’ve got my chance to cash in my gold

In there, awaits my love to unravel and behold

It’s been waiting within unconditionally,

I’ve finally learned to meet my soul

I finally learned the hard way,

That my heart’s always been whole

Mama, I hope one day you’d see it too

Mama, you can do that once your heart is full

When your heart is truly whole,

The world would be yours to behold

You can find all the riches,

You can start mining the gold

But mama, I haven’t seen your heart full since that day

I’d keep hearing you say,

I used to have them blue

Mama, it’s your heart that’s not full

Mama, my eyes are still blue

I looked into the mirror today,

They’re still the same pair of eyes

Mama, don’t cry when you don’t see me around

Mama, don’t fear whenever you feel blue

When your heart starts to make your world feel small,

Just remember those big blue eyes you once saw

Those blue eyes you remembered will sing you a peaceful lullaby

You can find the secret pot of gold at the end of the rainbow

Because every single nugget of gold inside hides

All the infinite abundance you can ever have in sight

Mama, I’m whispering the secret to you again tonight

Mama, your heart was unconditionally whole that night

Mama, your heart was brimming full

You can see your own reflection

The same way you saw those newborn eyes

You were the one who gave me that final piece of clue

Mama, your heart can still be full

Mama, you can see it in your own eyes too

Mama, my eyes came from you

“Mama, I’ve been silent for too long,

I was always afraid I’d say something wrong,

I therefore never learned how to prepare and perform my song.

No one heard when I used to scream and hide,

I know just how that struggle and silence frights

a voice that has been hyped to lose all of its strength.

Mama, somewhere in this world,

I know someone is hurting inside

I can’t remain silent while I hide from view.

I’ve found the words that’d start to stop the mourn,

So the world can start to learn the lyrics to my song

from all of the errors we’ve observed, heard, and experienced firsthand.

The words to my song is going to carry hope and light,

I’ve learned the secret behind writing the lyrics late at night

When you feel like you’ve lost the battle, it might revive you.

They could break the covered sticks and stones,

On the waking trail of hardened and broken hearts alone

We could start mining for these icy abandoned holes.

Mama, healing hearts can come alive to ignite a spark,

Renew a lease of life with a new beat of sunlight warmth

If I could find the right words to calm the rhythm that I so badly misjudged.

But mama, you’ve never once heard the lyrics,

Because you’d choose the silences of my song

Sounds that you think don’t belong are heard over laughter.

Mama, I hope someday you’d find relief from yourself,

When you come to see the love I’ve learned to give myself

You’d hear the words I once attempted to practice speaking to you.

Mama, I’m going to stop biting my tongue now because I’m strong,

My heart’s going to weep one last time for all the wrongs

When I start to reveal the song’s past hurts.

Mama, they’re going to learn every word in my tune,

When my eyes are done crying for the final time and I’m gone

My song’s lyrics will be widely remembered.

Mama, one day you’d desire to grow out of my old silence,

When you hear the echoes of my melody in the distant sirens

I can finally sing and reveal my new song now that I’ve mastered the skill.”

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