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Overwhelming strength,
Wrecking down the rocky loads
And asphalted cargo
Above her shoulder blades.

Her arms are not huge but,
Her punches knocked off
Challenges and problems
That’s not even her own!

Her womanly figure
Can defeat
Almost, if not all

She fights
With her soul
Using her intellect
As her gun.

She wins
She knows
How to love.

And I,
Thank the heavens
For opening my eyes
To witness such courage.

Her hair
Stays simple as it is.
She does not have
a golden crown.

What she have
is more treasurable
than gem.

She wears love in her heart,
Courage in her soul,
Wisdom in her mind,
And pride on her head.

And she needn’t wear make-up
Nor heels or fancy jewelries
Because her character
Is priceless and irreplaceable.

And that is the queen I know,
I have lived with her all along,
She smiles before & after I sleep,
And I call her mother.

© 2019 Shing Araya


Shing Araya (author) from Cebu, Philippines on January 15, 2020:

Thank you, dear

manatita44 from london on January 15, 2020:

What a dutiful piece! A truly heartfelt and moving piece of writing.

Shing Araya (author) from Cebu, Philippines on January 05, 2020:

Thank you both!

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on December 19, 2019:

Beautiful mom's tribute. Very insightful. "She fights / With her soul / Using her intellect / As her gun." The following verse is also a powerful description of her love. Good work!

Lorna Lamon on December 18, 2019:

Such a beautiful tribute full of love and respect. Wonderful.

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