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A song for my MOM

From you to me
From you, you give your heart, your soul and your life to me
In your belly I cuddled for nine months, turning and twisting and making you uncomfortable
Slowly you led the way and show me that you were able

From you to me
You sang songs and told stories that meant a lot to me
I know you did not complain, nor regret but with joy you nourish and fed me
And in harms you risk your life and lay it down from you to me

From you to me
I felt true love, real friendship,
Genuine smile and unbreakable relationship
The love that says I give my heart from you to me.

From you to me
You pour out a sense of belonging and taught me to be brave strong and intelligent.
To be a woman of courage and essence

From you to me
You give your breath when you screamed as I took my first steps for fear that I might fall,
You watch me grow up as you invested in me like I was your all.
You pace when I frowned my face, and for me you created a space

Oh woman for me you crept in strange places and kept those tears that you secretly wept.
Oh mother! my imaginary friend, my friend to the end
Though sometimes you may be annoy but you never avoid a sound of my voice
giving your life from you to me was your choice

Oh woman! thou art beautiful, bold and wise
in you eyes, sometime I see beyond the skies
In the midst of your pains, you gather your gains
You were there in rain and shine,
To say “don’t worry all will be fine”
When the storm is high and all seems to be wrong
You look me in the eye and say
“Cheer up this will make you strong
And now from me to you I write this song!

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Deqa's picture

Beautiful

WOW simply wow. I read through this and I got emotional. You wrote a beautiful piece of art my dear.
You have beautifully articulated so much emotions to share with mother. This shows how much love and respect for your mother. and I bet she is equally proud of you as mothers always are for their young ones.
Yes our mothers have done so much for us indeed. And I can relate to this song because I know my mother has sacrificed so much for me and my siblings.
Shout out to all the great out there. Kudos for doing a wonderful job.
My dear keep writing and keep sharing because you certainly do have a talent for words.
Love
Deqa

Thank you so much, Siatta, for writing this song for your mother. I love the repetition of "From you to me" because it seems that is always how it is from mother to child--it is a relationship of giving. And now, at the end of the song, you give back. Actually, the whole song is a giving back! I feel joy in reading this song. And gratitude for the beautiful love and gratitude of a daughter for her mother. How very precious is the feeling you express.

I believe your mother must be so proud of you. I hope you will keep writing and singing your songs. This is a blessing song and it blesses those of us to "hear" it as we read it.

Sincerely,

Lorraine Cook

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