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POEM: To you, Mom

| May 10, 2020 1:00 AM

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.

SASHA FISHER

Coeur d’Alene