Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A Mother's Reality

A Mother's Reality
By Candace Shultz

When you fall down and
hit your head, I want to cry
with you, but I don't.
Guilt eats at my heart that I
couldn't protect you from pain.

I can't protect you
from everything, but I can
keep calm and comfort
you. I can hug you and kiss
you and distract you with games.

I'd do anything
to take away your sorrow.
I am your mother.
Your pain is my pain, but I
will be strong for both of us.