To My Mother

~ T  O   M  Y   M  O  T  H  E  R  ~ Erin Hallahan

Love, how vast a word, how deep it’s meaning.
Could I tell you it’s significance? I cannot.
But to me, “love” is defined in you clearly.
Each child you nurtured in deed and in thought.

As the grains of sand on the shoreline,
So is your filial love for your dear ones.
How can I repay you? How could I outshine?
We will care for you-all your daughters and sons.

We love you-I love you. Ah, Love-
The word is not enough. Words never are.
You deserve the world and everything above.
And so much more than this silly memoir.


A Poem to My Mother...