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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