I delivered you with ambivalence and pain.
But was like magic when you arrived and I gain.
I nurtured you with self less love and sleepless night
yet your smile and giggles dissipated the aches
that gave me the strength to continue and be at your side.
You went to primary school, you never gave me trouble.
High school started, was difficult but I can still take.
You went to college you are drifting away as far as you could
you always comeback when it’s time to get your goods.
You got a job, and shared your bucks.
You got a boyfriend and I arranged the wedding.
You’ve got 2 girls, they keep me kicking.
Now I’m 92, alone in an empty room.
A different home I’m not sure I knew,
someone knocked the door, who do you think you are?
She told me it’s time to eat dinner and wheeled me far.
Now I see similar faces reminding me of yesterday
But I keep looking for someone…. someday I would find.
Days are passing yet she did not come.
I fainted and brought to the hospital.
Then I saw her face I’m not sure if she is alright
“It’s ok mom, I’m here at your bedside.”
I don’t know if I will cry or give a smile
But I’m confused why only now……..
Is this the time you are waiting to see me?
Sick,old and wrinkled?
I waited all day,all night without an end
I’m in a foreign place I did not choose to live.
Daughter this is my last plea…………..
bring me home to my old place
allow me to live with you until my last breath.
S A J E R O S A