I wrote this poem to honor the woman who I admire most and who has been my rock in this turbulence we call life.
She is my heart. She is my center. She is everything to me. I love her. I love her. I love you, mommy. And that’s all there is to it.
I was not coaxed easily from the safety and
warmth of your womb, my first home
I was blissfully curled up in the darkness and
silence and solitude
And an unknown part of me knew I just wanted
to stay snuggled up close
To who would become my second heart
As I’ve stumble through life, you’ve been my
You know my best; you’ve lived my worst
And when your child comes home,
bruised and battered from life and love
You hold me near, cocoon me with your love
And whisper, “My girl, you’re above this all”
But mostly, you’ve been my champion
Protecting me from the inner beast
Who sometimes roars and calls me names
And when it comes gnawing at my soul
You roll your eyes and suck your teeth
And roar right back: “I don’t want to hear it
Not one more lie about my child”
And the beast shrinks back
In the presence of a mother’s love
Words can say a lot
But sometimes not enough
So I’ll just simply say,
“Mommy, I love you
Mommy, I love you
I really do”
Call to action: Do you believe in love at first sight? Who did you fall in love with at first sight?
I’m talking about love for the entire month of February. If you missed my earlier posts, check them out: Are you in love?; Love Is Magic #1; Love Is Radiant, True, Hopeful; I’m finally in love–with my daddy; Love Is Magic #2; and Fall in Love, the 11th Commandment.