there you are

For this blood I can never repay
when the world abandons
when the smiling faces
betray you
when the alternator belt breaks
and the chevy won’t start
when the series is canceled
when the crowd does not approve

there you are

No one will ever love you
like your mother
the undying light of her storm shelter
the repetition of her warnings
heeded or disobeyed
stand testament to her wisdom
“my mother has forgotten more than I will ever know”
life is a perilous endeavor
a running and standing in the starting blocks
waiting on the gun fire
Momma is a stopwatchMother cheering
a coach
a cheerleader
a ever present voice in the crowd
urging you to victory
agonizing at your loss
when victory was impossible
your mother shares your dreams
there you are
thank you.

A thousand words couldn’t
erect the castle you deserve
couldn’t paint the sky
beautiful enough to represent your love
you are the forgiving and empathetic God
whispering bedtime stories, kissing boo-boo’s,
making beds, and mending tattered edges
there you are

every Mother
Grandmothers, Godmothers, Aunts, Sisters, Foster Mothers
Play Mommas, and Ms. Mary that stays up the street
you are everything
a solid rock, a anchor, a guide book, a held hand,
a translator, a believer, a friend
you are the only medicine that a child might ever need
thank you for you
always “holding us down”
you are there when the there
is the toughest place in the world to be
there you are…


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