A Sonnet for My Incomparable Mother this Mother's Day
I am a mother now, and so I know
Hard work is mixed together with the fun;
You learned that when you raised me long ago.
Sacrifice, devotion, love and tears,
Your heart, your mind, your energy and soul--
All these you spent on me throughout the years.
You gave me strength and sweet security,
And then you did the hardest thing of all:
You let me separate and set me free.
A mother like the mom you were to me.
Poem by: Joanna Fuchs