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[Poetry] I Am ... a Mother

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I am a mother

I am a mother
I wonder what you will be
I hear your new-born cry
I see the likeness in you
I want to keep you like this
I am a mother

I pretend you've not grown up
I feel time moves too fast
I touch your elbow as you leave
I worry you'll be home too late
I cry when the blue lights flash
I am a mother

I understand the world has stopped
I say "Why you?"
I dream you are watching me
I try to see through the fog
I hope you will watch me always
I am a mother

Aideen Donohue 2020

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