Your arms I felt around me;

My first connection with this world;

Oh mom, your warmth I still feel;

Even when into my bones bite the wintry chill


You gave me life, you gave me love

You gave me values and inner strength

I reap the fruits of the seeds you’ve sown

You taught me in myself to have faith


You inspired confidence in me

Sometimes you also let me be

You spared not the rod

You spoiled not the child


Thank you, oh mom, my dear mom

I strive to emulate you and be a great.


Years later after this poem, I penned

When you have left us mortals be

I still feel your arms, I still feel your warmth

I still feel your presence,