A Mother's Love

By: Anonymous

I loved you
And you loved me
Many nights we stayed awake together
Holding you close
Every time singing
Rhymes of geese and shoes
Every night

I held your hand
And crouched low
My eyes meeting yours
Seeing your lies
Evoking your tears
Explaining your fault
I still love you
Never will you stray
Going by what you say

I wave
And you walk in
My smile showing pride
Pondering you
Reflecting on your years
Only able to smile
Under which I cry
Daring to go back in time

I walked into the office
And held your wrist tightly
My finger pointing
At the bruise,
Welts that formed on your back
And scratches from other’s tiny nails
Rushing to find justice
Eventually we just moved instead

I sat alone
And waited for you
My eyes always going back to the door
Searching for you
Counting the minutes
And fearing for you
Reasoning you just lost the time
Evening outings were new to you
Dawn was when you came home

I cheered at the sound of your name
And clapped
My eyes never moving from you
As you walked to the stage
Looking up at me you smiled
On your own you soon left
Needing to keep going
Education in another state was yours

I sat in the office
And you held my hand
My smile showed fake confidence
Lumps are just lumps
Everything was fine
Is what you told me
Vying for comfort yourself
I see the doctor
No smile on his face
Gently he spoke

I lay here
And you sit with me
My energy fading
Goodbye, my baby
Only my love remains
Never shall it leave
Even as I do

I watched you leave
My hand clutching yours
In an instant you left
Still clutching my fingers
Smiling still
Your eyes closed
Often I saw your smile
Until now I never cried at it

I clutched the rail
Casket heavy on my shoulder
And fingers numb with cold
Resting after putting you in
Reaching the end of the stairs
Young eyes watch me
Your granddaughter
Only able to stare
Understanding would come in age

I visited you today
Looking down at the stone
Overhead the sun shined
Visiting you was hard
Each time got easier though
You gave me life
On this day, you received yours
United we still are