This poem is dedicated to all those who have, and still are, selflessly caring for us during that pandemic time. To my mother. To everyone else who love like a mother. To Mother Earth. Happy Mother’s Day to everyone.
This home of yours Mothers know every parts of their child, Reared under the hands of affection All of our afflictions vanish away Everything in us soothes gently Because of you I feel so rich Because of you I feel so strong Because of you I dream too much Mothers care lovingly, expansively Their breath annihilate monsters Their heart imprison our aches And their skins are mantle that protect Because of you I am me Because of you the sky looks different Because of you I live wildly Mother, your eyes are immense lakes In which I mirror myself every day, Behind your eyes love hovers And I remember love and doves Because of you I heal Because of you life extends Because of you everything matters I recall sitting in your lap Even when I was all grown up And how I hold my children So as to kiss them tenderly Is all because of you, mother Because of you I know generosity Because of you I know good humour Because of you I want to be And how your eyes proudly glitter Makes me want to do more While the remembrance of your smile Will always take me home. -eiravel-
You can read more poems that I’ve written for Mother’s Day via these links: