Last father’s day (2014) I wrote this piece to my dear mother who had fathered me for the most part of my life. It encapsulates memories and inside jokes from our past… I just thought I could share.
Unchained Love – My dear Mother
They say a mother’s love is like a rose and with each and every passing day it grows
But to me your love is like a garden with different variety of flowers that bloom again and again
I can only imagine the day you gave birth, when prematurely I entered this planet – earth
So Close you held me to your bosom the day I was born, I was wrapped in more than one blanket to fill that space in your arms.
It’s so funny I heard a story of a day I was asleep, I fell underneath the bed still wrapped in sheets
Astonished you were, when you thought I was missing, but I was really right there under the bed sleeping
So you thought that was frightening, wait until you hear this, like the day Viviene dropped me and you got into a fit
So many little details of things I have no recollection for instance the day my cousin held my little foot ready to take action.
How happy you must have felt, my first day at school, you knew I was a genius but still wanted me to learn the golden rule
A few weeks through school and I got the hang of it, Ms. Bibbs was furious when after school I just skipped, Concerned she was as everyone she sees she ask, about the little girl from Dundee who left school by herself after class
Everyone was happy when they realize I got home safe, but soon after I will strike again with a much different case
So it’s Sunday morning and as usual Mr. Mack goes to his farm in his little red van usually park in his garage
Well the bigger kids I assume, knew what to do, so they hopped on and off the van and they got through
Fear chilled my body when the van started to drive, I held on so tight, I just wanted to stay alive
There you go again mommy when you found your little “angel” was in danger, Lord protect my little girl, you cried to the savior
You ran so fast behind me, ensuring I was safe, It was your love that kept me, I knew I would be O.K.
Seems very hard to let go even when I am growing up, Like the day you sent me on an errand and I missed the 6 O’Clock bus
How nerve wrecking troubled and insane it must have felt, as you lay there crying in the road as your heart just melt
Later in the evening when I got home, oh boy were u upset, but truly deep down there wasn’t much regret
The joy I brought back to your heart that night, you vowed you wouldn’t leave me out of your sight
The woman you thought you probably wouldn’t love the day she grows old, is that same woman today that possess a heart of Gold
She kept you from so many dangers, some things which are better left unsaid, but it ripped her heart out the day she thought you could be dead
She rushed all the way to the hospital tormented and confused, knowing in her heart two of her girls she could lose
Luckily the injuries were minor, we came out with only a scratch, Thank God that was all to it, I don’t think she could’ve handled that
Two beautiful souls wrapped in hers, she’d do anything in a heartbeat to protect her girls
Her Love is sometimes hard to explain, It’s made of deep emotion, devotion, sacrifice and pain
She communicates with tears happy or sad, it was a profound victory to see her on that day with my dad
She is very proud of my achievements you all must agree, like the day I received my university degree
Sometimes she does things you question yourself, with no ulterior motive you’re disappointed again
So happy you made her, funny but true, all she was doing was looking out for you.
How happy it would make me if we could grow old together, although many years apart you’re just like my sister
You have such a big heart, so much love to give, without you in my life I don’t think I could live
You are more than a best friend, no one understands me the way you ever could
And when I think my whole world is tearing apart, no one believes in me like you would
The woman who plays multiple roles in my life is as solid as a rock and is always giving me the support I need to keep me on track
She has brought so much light in my life even more than she ever knows, to the world’s greatest mom and dad, the best I’ve ever known.