Some time back I wrote a poem for my dad, and shared it here. I've been meaning to do one for my mom also, and I finally got the inspiration I needed through a crisis in our family, to pick hers up and complete it, as my mother and I haven't been as close as me and my father. I reflect back on all her efforts, and now see the real beauty behind her silence...I love you mom.
~ Mother So Strong ~
Three words come ringing clear
when I think of who you've been -
Always "dedicated" to your role
as our mom through thick & thin...
I look back to days gone by
and I sense your silent tears -
But we do have happy memories
you've been "strong" through all the years.
Our days weren't always sunny
but you were there through all the rain -
It's the rain that makes young flowers bloom,
so it was worth the tears & pain...
For me, you're my example
on how to withstand strife -
So many silent tears you cry,
yet you carry on with life.
You forgive no matter what,
always smiling, standing strong -
Reaching out with loving arms,
sacrificing for so long...
"Determined" as our mother,
I just wanted you to know -
I do appreciate the years you gave,
and I won't ever let them go...
You sheltered us from rain, yet we blossomed just the same.
We love you mom,
Genny & Judy
March 3, 2000
[This message has been edited by poetFemmeFatale (edited 03-03-2000).]