To My Mother by Shalaya Riddick

The light of my life that left too soon

The person who never got to see her sapling grow

Doing everything for you 

Growing into a young woman


You'd be proud of what I've become 

The person you wanted me to be 

Just like you

I know you're watching me


Me growing without you is scary

But I can't change that

I have to keep pushing 

To make you proud 


Yes I do miss you

And I still need you

Thats why you're in my heart

In the place you can never be removed from


You know dad misses you too

He says I'm very strong

Strong enough to keep me and him together

I guess I'm his rock


Im going to make you and the world proud

Im going to be something

Embrace Myself

And do my best


Always and forever

Keep me in you're heart as you're in mine

I'll keep you in my soul

And to my mother, I love you 


This poem is about: 
My family
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