You held my hand when I was small
You stood by me once I grew tall
You taught me things I never knew
You imparted unto me your wisdom
You tucked me into bed at night
Kissed me on the forehead and said “sleep tight”
You whispered things in my ear
To build me up and make me strong
You believed in me when others didn’t
Telling me they must just be jealous.
You caressed my head when I was ill
And held my hand
There will never be another
To take your place as my mother.