Mother’s Song

I cannot promise perfect days

Or from your circles, constant praise;

I cannot banish rainy storms

Or pledge that love will keep you warm;

To guarantee the stars will shine

Steps out of bounds that are not mine –

But I can hold you when you grieve,

When breakers dash what you believe,

And life’s false grandeur grinds hope down;

I won’t let your sorrow drown

Your vision or your grip on grace  –

My daughter child, there is a place

Inside my soul where you belong,

You draw from me this Mother’s Song…