My mother’s way is to save the day

with her giving heart on display

trying to please everyone that comes her way

giving all that she has/ hoping they’ll stay

doing everything she can/ because she thinks they’re her friends

not being very clear/ of her intentions

she doesn’t understand/ when you give this way

there’s nothing to gain/ but heartache and pain

she doesn’t mean any harm/ it’s really a hidden charm

what she’s really trying to do/ is provide happiness for you

She expresses this way/ to abandon her thoughts of yesterday

growing up in a home/ from down around the way

her family made it through/ without that much

during those days/ times were rough

She has plenty of memories of her and her mother

in a house with eleven siblings/ working very hard together

she was very close to her mom/ being the oldest daughter

helping to watch over/ her younger sisters and brothers

Her mother was a soldier/ running their household

adding wood to a fire/ on nights that were cold

keeping them warm/ during a storm

putting food on the table/ when she was able

doing everything she could possibly do

she even made their clothes and shoes

My mother’s way is to save the day/ for everyone else but herself

her needs and wants are tucked away/ nice and neat up on a shelf

she’s learned this way honestly/ from her mom/ Elizabeth Lee

I’m not placing blame/ looking for pity or shame

but there is one thing I will claim

my mothers been loving me/ since the day I came

doing everything she could possibly do

from keeping me warm/ to buying me shoes

I wake up thinking of ways to retaliate

because I truly appreciate/ the love she generate

I’ve learned a thing or two in my life

particularly what’s wrong and what’s right

I’m truly blessed to have her for my mother

I can’t imagine having another

I honor and love her/ the way she deserves

especially/ since she’s still here on this earth

It makes me proud to say/ I love her the unconditional way

giving her all she’s earned/ without wanting anything in return

Thank You Mother for loving me your way

It made me who I am today


Nina Wilson


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