by Roberta Barnes
Mom you are my rainbow,
even on those days when the sun is blocked from view.
Rainbows suddenly appearing on my wall
remind me that though mothers come both short and tall.
There is one thing they all share.
giving love and support to which nothing can compare.
In the middle of the rainbow between the yellow and blue
is the green of healing that to a mother’s nature is so true.
I can never give enough thanks for all the love
that has carried me above troubled waters as if on the wings of a strong dove.
The calendar marks but one day a year
yet it is every day that I remember how you have hushed all my fear.
Never can I in words say
how your strength and love has gotten me through the most distressed day.
Thank you for always helping me make my path clear
and in my heart I will always hold you dear.
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