A precious life was ebbing away
Ageing, exhausted from past burdens she bore
Yet strangely content, with peace and calm
She had made up her mind to go.
Her life had had pains and joys
But the outcome what she wanted to see
Her job done, it was time to leave
Leaving a heart broken family.
Years have passed, her absence deeply felt
Her presence gone, but memories choke
A bit of regret, a lot of sorrow
Oh God! why did she have to go.
If only I had wiped her tired sweat
Helped ease the burden she bore
Shown gratitude for giving me life
If only I’d pampered and indulged her more.
Tears well up with a single thought of her
Dreams continue, echoes of her voice engross
All that remains is a heart full of sorrow
And the immeasurable sense of loss.
A mother continues in spirit for eternity
And I turn to her for comfort and solace
With smiling faces that she always wanted to see
The three of us continue, emulating her calm and grace.