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EVERYTHING MY MAMA EVER GAVE ME

 

She always paused and smiled when I asked a difficult question

Not all questions required answers, not immediately,

Or ever.

 

Everything my mama ever gave me,

Was unconditional love.

A place to call home

A heart that drew me

A hand that fed me

A shelter against life’s travesties

 

Everything my mama ever gave me,

Was books and a place to read

And her presence on education days

 

Her laughter on good days

Her listener on bad, horrific days(insert **heartbreak memories sob sob)

 

Everything my mama ever gave me,

was a chance and no expectations

She gave home, she gave me sweat

She gave me the cold and the warm

She fed me, clothed me; she was the one God sent to remind me

To remind me that love

 

Could come from unexpected places