Mother of Mine

By:  Michelle Thompson
August 1999

She is strong and bold
with wings of courage
and flight of faith
she stands alone
at night she lies awake
torn between love
and life
yet she chooses to live

she carries her load
and some
her family helpless
without her
she swallows pride
confronts every challenge
at face

a worst nightmare
hurt and pain
open wounds bleed
over and over
yet she has hope
she will not give up
she stands firm
and soars above
the briars

She is not alone




                            Copyright Michelle Thompson 2011