Mother, Friend.

When I sit in caverns deep,

In darkness knit by life’s defeats,

As disappointment wears me thin,

I look above and light streams in.

 

You lift me up from puddles vast,

Remind me from whom I was cast,

With wisdom and commitment true,

You build me up and push me through.

 

With earnestness, your ears do hear,

Your shoulders broad, they bear my fear,

You do not judge or reprimand,

Your sole desire, to lend your hand.

 

And when I’m reaching for the sky,

You embolden, lift me high.

My ally and great devotee,

You spread my wings, then set me free.

Love, Enduring.

Love so sweet;
Spoken without barriers.
Delicate kisses;
Given without condition.
Through growth and transformation,
Surmountable challenge and incomparable delight,
Uncontrollable laughter and tears of exasperation,
I grow alongside you.

With perceived inadequacy and inconsistency,
Held by a heart of love overflowing,
I adore you more each day.
Be patient with me, always.
You are abundant love, unfolded.
You challenge me to selflessness,
Remind me of the joy in simplicity.

Birthed of my body, fed by my breast:
My marvelous child.

elijah bath