Poem: Happy Mother's Day!
Happy Mother's Day!
My mother’s love is honest,
She tells the truths I don’t want to hear,
For the right reasons,
Definitely not for fear.
My mother’s eyes are sharp while mine are blind,
She doesn’t need marks to give directions,
She finds things I can’t find at home,
I’ll never have to feel alone.
My mother is the best doctor and lawyer,
She gives more than I ask for,
My health is her concern,
My actions she’ll discern.
My mother’s approval,
Becomes my father’s approval,
Her role is everywhere,
Like an octopus’ hands.
There is a mother in all of us,
But only one mother can handle the above,
She says she wants me to be happy,
That’s all that matters.
© 2018 Li-Jen Hew