by Jeannette Heywood04 Mar 2015
Motherhood defines me,
but often undermines me.
My fears for you are almost tangible.
For your happiness, I feel responsible.
Attempts to protect you, even in adulthood.
Are often fruitless and misunderstood.
The balance between friend and mother.
I struggle daily to discover.
This relationship I would never change.
It's a favourite with which I engage.
From every test and challenge I will recover.
To continue the joy of being your Mother.