In my darkest hour you console,
You hold me, you mold sadness into hope
You are the light, the warmth, the gaiety
Amidst these black holes I fashion for myself.
You make me see the good when it’s hardly there,
Teach me about the intricacies of optimism
About the depths of loyalty and unconditional love
About perseverance and determination
About how to be strong and soft and stay afloat with unbounded grace.
And I can never be half the woman you are,
Half of that even,
Or of that even
But I strive to, as you’ve taught me
To make the most of what I have, what I can,
Of who I am
And I am your daughter
Your legacy, your blood, your kin.
You are what I picture when I close my eyes
And imagine joy in the purest form I’ve known it
You are the strength I know I have when I am faced with adversity and my will is tested
You are my weakness too
You are the other half of whatever I am
So when you ask me to imagine a world without you,
Because I need you Ma
Here with me, by my side
Because when everything gets too scary,
Too difficult to handle,
Only your smile suffices,
Only your embrace calms me,
Only the sound of your voice.
I’d like to thank to you with all of my heart (half of which you carry with you),
For all that you do, for what you represent,
For who you are
Because you are absolute love Ma, if I have ever known it.