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For you

I have your smile

when I look in the mirror I see you

I have your laugh

So when I chuckle I hear you

I have your humour

when I’m sharing jokes I owe it to you

You taught me to be kind

You and I know it’s true

You cook the best rice and chicken on the planet!

You made me like broccoli normally I can’t stand it

Your voice is like the music of my favourite song

No one else sounds like you so loving and warm

When I was young, I was separated from you for very long

those were hard times for me but somehow I was strong

because of you I learnt to write letters and buy the right stamps

So I could send bright messages that glowed like lamps

We reconnected when I was fully grown

Deep inside I always knew I would come home

I love you mum we’ve both come a long way

I don’t have to wait to show you on Mother’s Day.


© Karl Nova from Rhythm and Poetry, (Caboodle Books)