Poetry: Love and Mother Essay example

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A Mother’s Love

Skip Minato co

The meaning of being a mother is endless. A mother is a protector, a teacher, a friend and a mentor. A mother is a selfless, loving person who sacrifices many of her wants and needs for the wants and needs of her children. A mother works hard to make sure her children are provided with knowledge, skills and abilities to help them grow into decent people. To be a mother is the hardest yet rewarding job a woman will ever experience. I am so proud of my mom and the way she has raised my brother and I. She has always been there for us and continues to help us through obstacles that life has to offer. I hope to be just as wonderful to my future children as my mom is to us.

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Dear Mama

When I was young, me and my mama had beef a
17 years old, kicked out on the streets a
Though back at the time I never thought I'd see her face b
Ain't a woman alive that could take my mama's place b
Suspended from school and scared to go home, I was a fool c
With the big boys breaking all the rules c
I shed tears with my baby sister d
Over the years we was poorer than the other little kids e
And even though we had different daddies, the same drama f
When things went wrong we'd blame mama f
I reminisce on the stress I caused, it was hell g
Huggin' on my mama from a jail cell! g
And who'd think in elementary? h
Hey! I see the penitentiary one day i
And running from the police, that's right j
Mama catch me, put a whoopin' to my backside j
And even as a crack fiend, mama
You always was a black queen, mama
I finally understand
For a woman it ain't easy trying to raise a man
You always was committed
A poor single mother on welfare, tell me how you did it
There's no way I can pay you back
But the plan is to show you that I understand
You are appreciated

(Hook) Don't cha know we love ya? Sweet lady
Dear mama
Place no one above ya, sweet lady
You are appreciated
Don't cha know we love ya?

Now ain't nobody tell us it was fair
No love from my daddy cause the coward wasn't there
He passed away and I didn't cry, cause my anger
Wouldn't let me feel for a stranger
They say I'm wrong and I'm heartless, but all along
I was looking for a father he was gone
I hung around with the thugs, and even though they sold drugs
They showed a young brother love
I moved out and started really hangin'
I needed money of my own so I started slangin
I ain't guilty cause even though I sell rocks
It feels good putting money in your mailbox
(Hook) Don't cha know we love ya? Sweet lady
Dear mama
Place no one above ya, sweet lady
You are appreciated
Don't cha know we love ya?

I love paying rent when the rent's due
I hope you got the diamond necklace that I sent to you
Cause when I was low you was there for me
And never left me alone because you cared for me
And I could see you coming home after work late
You're in the kitchen trying to fix us a hot plate
You just working with the scraps you was given
And mama made miracles every Thanksgivin'
But now the road got rough, you're alone
You're trying to raise 2 bad kids on your own
And there's no way I can pay you back
But my plan is to show you that I understand
You are appreciated

Pour out some liquor and I reminisce, cause through the drama
I can always depend on my mama
And when it seems that I'm hopeless
You say the words that can get me back in focus
When I was sick as a little kid
To keep me happy there's no limit to the things you did
And all my childhood memories
Are full of all the sweet things you did for me
And even though I act crazy
I gotta thank the Lord that you made me
There are no words that can express how I feel
You never kept a secret, always stayed real
And I appreciate how you raised me
And all the extra love that you gave me
I wish I could take the pain away
If you can make it through the night there's a