You could have been anyone's mother;
But I'm so very glad you're mine.
A best friend, sister and confidant;
and a mother so well combined.
Each compliment you pay, pays you double,
because I owe so much to you.
Without your guidance, your help and your strength,
none of your praise would be true .
I hope you know how much I love you
and how I treasure the time we share.
And that I discovered the very meaning of love
from your life, your love and your care.
Thank you Mama.
© Carmon S. Gilley