You're a mentor, a teacher, a fountain of stories and song, you're my memories and my foundation. You're the deepest love and the safest harbour. Sometimes I want to walk backwards up the birth canal and nestle in your womb, swim in your amniotic fluid, reconnect to the umbilical and be happy inside you. Sometimes I just want to hear your voice or have you say everything will be okay.
You protected me, watched me grow, nurtured me, hoped for me and told me
I could be anything I wanted.
I don't agree with everything you say; we're different people and different generations - but sometimes I am your mirror image and my voice is your voice and your sayings are my sayings.
And I know, if I had a shop you'd be my best customer, if I opened a library, you'd get a new book every day, if I was a mechanic you'd bring your car to me and boast to your friends about how good I am, if I was a movie star, you'd watch all my movies, and if I didn't do much of anything, you'd still believe in me and find ways to show me I'm worth loving.
If I had to explore the world, you wouldn't stop me spreading my wings even if it made you cry, and when I came back you'd hug me so hard...even if it made you
cry some more.
You invested so much time and love in me, just so I could be independent and live my own life. You'd rather give me away than tear me in half.
I love you
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.I would like to translate this poem