It was My Mother

Inserted into Jensine's Biography

--by Theodore C. Curtis

It was my mother who taught me to stand
True to the truth, in heart of the land.
Taught me to see, like a Lily unfurled
Beauty and good in the commonplace world,
It was my mother, who taught me to dream,
Turning my craft up the turbulent stream;
Taught me to live and to love and to sing
Lifting my heart like a bird on the wing.
It was my mother, who taught me to pray
Bowed at her knee in the dusk of the day;
Taught me to live without tinsel or sham;
God bless you mothers for much that I am.