Mother (Poem 2019 – 23)

wipe your tears
while crying inside
a smile to protect you
from the pain we disguise
as powerless we watch
you stumble through life
your youthful mistakes
and unsuitable wife
with all our experience
we long to reach out
protect you from bad guys
and your own self-doubt
it’s hard to keep quiet
with a worrying mind
but as you navigate life
I’ll stand by your side

copyright © 2019 Karen Horsley


3 comments on “Mother (Poem 2019 – 23)”
  1. Surprisingly I wrote something in memory of my late mother today. I didnt have women’s day in mind at that time.

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