POEM: To you, Mom
I held on,
Out of fear; out of necessity,
For my only fleeting hope,
Was in my new mother holding me.
And I held back the tears,
That I longed to share with them,
To paint a watercolor painting
Of my heart’s overflowing emotion.
I knew not of family,
Nor of a mother’s love,
Yet in her embrace I somehow understood
What it meant to be enough.
I wanted the moment to last,
To just hold on a little while longer,
Fearing that if I should let go,
I’d miss the chance in having a mother.
And therefore I held on,
Out of fear I’d lose something I didn’t even have,
With fervent love and fear my hands tightened
Around her as I sat on her lap.
I cling to these memories still,
An adoptive son as though always her own,
Thank you for all you do and all that are,
I love you Mom, sincerely, your forever son.