Portia Lane

(California)

From You (My Mother)


I am from laughter
From laughs that bring tears to eyes
As you enjoy the happiness of the one you love

I from happiness
From the happiness that comes from knowing love
Love that heals all wounds and covers all hurt

I am from peace
From the peaceful image
Of a newborn dreaming
From calm voices
Tranquility

I am from hugs and kisses
From love displayed at all times
Even when anger was justified and expected

I am from laborious days and nights
From times when even diamonds
Would crack

I am from perseverance

I am from determination

I am from self-sacrifice

I am from

You

Submitted: Thursday, September 09, 2010
Edited: Saturday, December 22, 2012

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