Of you, I seek compassion
Your shoulders bear my weight
Eyes forever watching
Your smile endures my fate 

To life, you are mysterious
To me a hand to hold
My sunshine every morning
My cover when I’m cold 

Troubles are your homeland
Sorrows dark and deep
Your love consoles my pillow
My dreams in restful sleep 

The mother to a daughter
Alone you raise the son
If lost and needing hope
To you our spirits run 

Hunger understands you
Thirst you pacify
Desire to help commands you
To you all children cry 

In church, I often see you
Your stare a glancing gaze
Stillness speaks of wonder
You light my nights my days 

In school you sit beside me
At lunch, you share my food
Forever I can call you
You’re always in the mood 

Copyright © 2003 Delbert H. Rhodes

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