Doing the Unspoken
Seth Sage’s Mother’s Day Letter
Adults always remind the youth to say
‘I love you’ to their loved ones every day.
I apologize for not doing so,
But I hope in my actions these words show.
The times I moved, for you to hold my hand
Means I’m here for you and want you to stay.
Sunday movie marathons I have planned
May serve as apologies in a way.
Medals and achievements I have obtained
Are tributes for your hard work and dedication.
The compliments from me that you have gained
Are sincere no matter the occasion.
The smiles I wear whenever you smile, too
Give thanks for having you rather than gold.
I hope the hugs and kisses I give you
Say ‘I love you’ and ‘I missed you’ ten-fold.
I myself am guilty of not saying
The words that must be spoken — ‘I love you’ —
But for this special day I’m uttering
“I love you, and Happy Mother’s Day, too.”
Note: The last two lines were changed for my mother’s request to keep the poem. So that it would be applicable every day, they were made:
But whene’er I say ‘Mommy’, I’m hoping
You’d hear, “Mom, I respect, love, and thank you.”