Sometimes I remember,
Memories that seize to be seen,
But I remember your feelings for me,
Your endurance in my existence,
Your tender heart that forgave my every mistake,
Your touch, so calm, so sweet, as they console me in my weakest moments.
I remember your strength for those 9months,
Your second chances,
No, your thousand chances.
How did you do it?
Smiling at my troubles,
As I broke all the rules and made you scream and tired,
How did you smile at my mischief?
When my scars hurt,
You place your hand on my chicks,
Running your fingers over my tears,
You tell me it will be fine.
That voice, that hope, that care,
Tell me, mama,
How did you watch me run around making you worry?
Those days when you can’t take it what do you do?
You hold me tight and do not let go.
You look into my eyes and smile,
I remember those eyes,
You never forget the first orbs you saw.
I remember the tears in your eyes when my skin burn,
You run around,
Finding ways to make it stop,
How are you so selfless?
Your empathy and compassion,
Oh your strength,
I can never compare.
The earth doesn’t come close.
Every time I look into the mirror,
I crave your reflection,
How do I get to be you,
How do I get your patience,
How can I be as strong as you?
I remember the beating of your heart when you get mad at me,
You are angry but find a way to be tender,
You are sad but find your way to smile,
You are scared but you try to be brave,
You are tired but you stay strong,
For me, you would choose me.
During the cold days,
You keep me warm in your embrace,
Your arms my haven,
Your voice my symphony.
In hunger, you choose to my feed, my soul.
When I was nothing but weak and fragile,
You protected me and didn’t look back.
I can only hope that one day,
I get to be as strong as she.
Oh mama, my heaven on earth.