Patricia A. Banks
In My Heart You Shall Always Be
Poem by Patricia A. Banks
Three years ago you took a journey in which I could not follow you. For most of my life I was your shadow, you were my hero. You were the physical embodiment of all the qualities that define the most precious endearing attributes a mere mortal can process.
You could always make me laugh, even when life gave us a bitter kick in the teeth.Which on many occassions it often did.
You were my best friend, my confidant, my cheering section when things went right. You stood by me when my world turned upside down, and others fled.
When you walked this Earth there was never a day I felt alone or unloved. Even at my worst you were always there for me. You really were so much more than just my mother, you were my friend. Above and beyond that you paved a beautiful road of life for me in which I could follow all the days of my life and never lose my way. You used only the best materials to build this wonderful road of life for me.
You used gold so fine and pure that the light of the unconditional love
you gave to me, always radiates back to lighten my spirit to the point that even without wings I can and do fly. You used diamonds so polished and perfect that they sparkle with the memories of all our laughter and smiles shared together. You used iron forged with unearthly strength developed over many years of hardships that you and I shared together and the many battles that fate threw at us that you and I fought together, side-by-side always as a team. The iron you and I forged together is so very strong that when I must call open it, it will always help me find the inner strength to walk alone, wihout you.
The final raw material you laid upon my road of life is the light supplied by the colorful rainbow hovering above my road that lighten and show me the way that I must go. Rainbows full of the lessons and wisdom you gave to me when you and I travelled this world together. As long as I live you, my beloved mother and dearest friend of all shall live laughing, singing, and dancing in my most inner heart...
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