Mother’s Day – A Tribute
By Christopher B. Copas
"A Mother Is Never Neutral"
Eternal, indomitable, unbreakable, irreplaceable—
Our Mothers are like angels
In a not so hidden disguise.
No matter the number of hours or the traces of tears,
No matter the danger,
No matter the fears;
No matter the wheels that spin and tread,
No matter the worry inside of her head,
No matter the valley or the mountain ahead,
A Mother climbs high through elevated air,
A Mother climbs far up every long and lonely stair—
As my Mother watches there—
On a mission and a prayer.
And no matter if the bells do suddenly chime,
For what seems as a moment trapped in time—
A Mother will always journey on,
To protect her precious brood and pride—
From the mountainous deluge,
From the perilous divide.
For no matter the number of apparent goodbyes—
A Mother never leaves her children behind.
For no matter what occurs on the inside,
A Mother is a Mother—
Both within and without.
A Mother is a Mother forever.
For this we all should sing and shout—
That to be a Mother in many ways—
Is what this life is all about.
A Mother is tender,
A Mother is patient,
A Mother fails never—
As a Mother loves forever and ever,
As forever and ever a Mother is loved.
For a Mother never leaves her children’s side—
Until she knows that her child,
Even her only child—
Can make it on their own.
Yet this alone—
Only one like a Mother knows.
To this alone.
To this alone.
For Mothers are never neutral;
For tried and true—
They always stand
By me and you.
A Happy Mother’s Day To All,
Christopher B. Copas