You sit there with a knowing smile, whilst I follow my own path,
you let me live my life my way, but always have my back.
You let me flounder, fall and fly through the good times and the bad,
I know you’re always there for me, even when I drive you mad!
Your silent strength is there for me, you seem to know the time,
to step right in and counsel me, you quietly read the signs.
You always speak the truth to me, you know my best and worst,
straight from the heart you’re always right, even if it hurts.
I want to live my life like you, thoughtful, kind and true,
a role model for all of us, someone to look up to.
I feel your love shine bright and strong, each and every day,
please know I try to be like you, in every single way.
You’ve always been there for me Mum, and now you’re there for us,
I hope you know how special you are, to me and both of us.
Copyright © 2017 by Mike Sutcliffe