Mother, may I never forget your wise sayings,
Keeping them in my heart to rule my thoughts.
You told me that respect is earned, not a given,
And been hired doesn’t mean I have been bought.
Mother, may I never forget how you loved me,
Reminding me that I am the head and not the tail.
You made sure that I understood the difference,
So I would be proud of myself, without fail.
Mother, may I never forget how you lived,
Trusting in the Son, remaining ever steadfast.
No matter what trials and tribulations came,
You said to me, “Sweetie, this, too, will pass!”
Mother, may I imitate you more each passing day,
Your strength in adversity made me feel secure.
And because you never wavered in your faith,
My own problems I learned to patiently endure.
Written for OctPoWriMo 2019, 31 poems in 31 days, Day 15 prompt is Mother May I.