Seven Twenty Four Fifty Eight

This is an old piece; it may be on the blog already but in light of the new year and the fact that I am really missing my mom today I decided to share this one. It was one of the last Mother’s Day poems that I wrote for her and I still love it.


I don’t say it enough
But I love you
You gave up so much for me
That I’d gladly give anything for you
You made me pretty and smart
enough to know that I can’t depend on it
You showed me how to cry when I’m hurt
and how to get over the pain
You gave me the strength to always fight
to know that I control who and what
I become
You not only gave me life but the confidence
to always be myself
gave me the compassion to empathize and
sympathize and the temper to end any argument
You’ve taught me so many things
throughout the years
Because of you I know how to be a mother
How to listen to lies with half an ear
but to love with my whole heart
You made me want to make you proud

You showed me the importance of giving
told me share my good fortune, to enjoy
my own company and to appreciate the little things
Of the many things that you gave me
my favorite thing
is you.


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