Joseph T. Renaldi
Thank You - Mom - Poem by Joseph T. Renaldi
There is one person in the world today
Whose love and devotion I can claim,
And though I have disappointed you
I know that your love for me is the same.
Your genuine love - who would dare
To determine or measure what it's worth
For many others to know my love
Of you who gave me birth.
You enabled me to weather the storm
When I recklessly lost my way.
Your guidance and direction led me on
A path of righteousness so I wouldn't go astray.
You were the formidable pillar I clung to
In times of my frustration and despair,
And never failed to respond to my call,
Despite the sins and faults I bear.
You protected me from the rigors of life
That at times were overbearing to me,
Without your love and motherly guidance,
Today, I know not what I would be.
Despite the personal and worldly problems
Confronting my life that never seem to flee,
I truly know within the depth of my heart
I will always bear an everlasting appreciation of thee.
Thank you - Mom.
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