Mountain Voices (2/22/11)
My Moms, My Heart
It took me a long time to understand.
That it takes a woman to make a man.
My Momma carried our struggles on her back.
There’s no way in the world I forget that.
I carry your love with me everywhere I go.
As a little kid confused so much I didn’t know.
A husband that mistreat you.
Did things that would mislead you.
Taken away I could not reach you.
But our loves so strong we couldn’t be separated.
To have you hold me, it’s greatly anticipated.
Your smile is all I care to see.
Making up for lost time, just you and me.
As a kid I never understood why you left.
As a grown man I cherish you till my last breath.
I know you’d give your last dime to make me smile.
That kind of love carries me through my tribulations and trials.
So beautiful in a world that’s ugly.
Never really had much but thanks to you it was lovely.
Let me carry all of your suffering and pain.
Together we can find happiness again.
I love you mom.
By Rodney A. Donahue, Jr.