This was the day on which my mother died.
On this day, I learned the meaning of pain
And though time has passed, this hurt will remain
Long after the tears that have fallen dried.
I have forgotten, but I cannot hide
From truth, anymore than I can from shame.
I have lost the one who gave me my name
Taken farther than the waves on a tide.
I believe that I will see her again
Though departed from her physical form
I will still know when my time may come
Already she waits patiently till then
As life without her becomes our new norm
We work hard, to try to remember mum.