A mother knows best, they say,

I imagine the decision was hard.

Forgive and forget, they say,

Now with a heart that’s scarred.

A mother sees all, they say,

Along the way she’s been so blind.

Time heals all, they say,

Emotions swallowed- left behind.

A mother’s shoulders are strong, they say,

I’ve seen her carry so much.

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, they say,

She never needs a crutch.

A mother’s love is forgiving, they say,

From her embracing arms I know.

Actions speak louder than words, they say,

But the pain makes it hard to show.

A mother has every patience they say,

Something profoundly innate.

Darker clouds have silver linings they say-

So mom and I will wait.