Mothers know true potential, hope

By Baxter Black: On the Edge of Common Sense

Behind those eyes there shines a light
That’s guided me from my first step
Down life’s highway through thick and thin
So I could tell the wrong from right.

Behind those eyes there beats a heart
That taught me love is what you feel
And to be taken as it is
And not something you take apart.

Behind those eyes there lives a soul
That speaks to me from deep within
And warns me I must not despair
Those things in life I can’t control.

Behind those eyes there is a love
That never lets me out of sight
And stretches from my deepest flaw
And reaches to the stars above.

Behind those eyes I see myself
The hopes and dreams she had for me
I see myself as I could be
Behind my mother’s eyes.

Baxter Black is a self-described cowboy poet, ex-veterinarian and sorry team roper. He can be contacted at 1-800-654-2550 or by e-mail at: