mother’s day

i feel nothing
but respect
for those of you
that put your children first
that raise them
with love
lessons
turning little monsters
into loving adults
instilling
respect
reverence
and reality
into sponge-like minds

you don’t get
enough credit
enough of a break
enough of anything
because you give
freely
even when
it would be better
to be selfish

so hugs and kisses
from the fool
to you

for everything
for the band aids
and the cuddles
for the cookies
and making even the worst
seem okay
because you are there

your’s is the first
heart heard
the first home
the first love

you may not
feel it
your importance
but the world
grinds to a halt
without you
keeping all the plates
spinning

thank you
happy mother’s day
in a better world
it would be your day
every day

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