For Mother's Day this year, I decided to write my mom a little poem. She's always been the "unsung hero" in our household, and I would like to give her a fitting tribute. My efforts are certainly less than she deserves, because her impact on my life is undoubtedly more than I can ever say. But here's my humble attempt to put my thoughts together in a creative way. I love you, Mom!
I Never Knew
I never knew my mom could laugh,
Until once late at night,
She laughed so hard she woke me up,
And gave me quite a fright.
I never knew my mom could care,
Until I got the flu,
Then night and day she stayed with me,
She helped me see it through.
I never knew my mom was proud,
Until she heard me sing,
Her face was beaming all the while,
Her eyes were watering.
I never knew my mom worked hard,
Until I saw the bills,
And how her job helped pay them all,
To free our life from ills.
I never knew my mom was strong,
Until I saw her fight,
Defending people without a voice,
To help protect their right.
I never knew my mom could cry,
Until dad took a trip,
Away on business several months,
Her tears would often drip.
I never knew that mom meant love,
Until I moved away,
Some time would pass before I knew,
I missed her every day.
I never knew my mom at all,
But now I know her better,
For truth to tell, my mom was glue,
That held our home together.
Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!