Only the Sun
Only the sun sees the tears trapped behind her eyes
reads the emotions in her voice
knows the story told in between the smiles and laughter.
You will never see her break
assume that she is strong
place all your burdens on her shoulders
all your fears at her feet.
You will forget to blow the blisters on her hands
gently cleanse the sores on her feet,
rub her back
and tell her you’re thankful.
9 months become a year
a year becomes half a decade
you’re off to new adventures
to learn from the world what you couldn’t get in her arms.
Soon the sun, becomes a man
a star in her eyes
he bares the hope she had forgotten
the dreams she always thought unreal.
Only her sun
will kiss her forehead
let her know that her journey through this world
her trials at the courts of society
we never in vain.
Only the sun
will always love the mother….