A lifetime of joy lie on that bed
Broken dreams, words unsaid.
A lifetime of pain etched upon that face.
Past indignations, shame and grace
A lifetime of hope lie on those sheets.
Faith in miracles; no deadlines to meet.
So, whenever you feel you are alone,
Look up, my dear!
I’ll be here
I’ll be near.
Footsteps marching loud and clear.
…I love you, mom.