Why Celebrate Mother’s Day?
I never thought I’d be in this place
With hurtful tears flowing down my face
Nothing in me chooses to celebrate
Due to the senseless violence and hate
Why celebrate the women who gives life?
When others take the lives of the life that was given
You want to celebrate your mother
But you took that same celebration right from someone else’s mother
What and who gave you the right?
To stand there and take someone’s child’s life?
Your mother still gets to see you
Whether or not she knows just what you do
You still get the joy of a hug, her arms of love wrapped around you
Getting to hear her call your name when she needs you
You get the chance to love on her
Just like she loved you from birth
Mother’s Day shouldn’t be about one day of honor out of the year
It’s her teachings and values that you should hold dear
She taught you to value life and not just the life of your own
Making sure you control your emotions, so that mother’s child can safely return home
Instead of giving into anger and unforgiveness making that mother wonder why her child is gone
It’s about a privilege and getting the chance to call your mother just to say I Love You on the phone
Honor her words and her worth by living what she preached
Keeping her wisdom within arm’s reach
Deny her the feelings of hurt, pain and grief
Learning how to wisely settle your disagreements and beef
It’s not only her you should deny those feelings
But another mother shouldn’t feel the effects of your killings
Giving due honor to your mother shouldn’t be her going to see you in jail
Or having to put her house up for collateral just so you can make bail
Or coming to visit your grave and feeling like she failed
Missing you so much she becomes sickly and frail
Making her become one with sorrow and the fires of hell
Sitting in her quiet house late at night with only the comfort of loud cries as she wails
Again, tell me why should you celebrate?
After the other 364 days of bitter bread she ate
Are you kidding me? One day out the year?
Is the only time you decide to give her a listening ear?
Honor her all year through
So, when Mother’s Day actually come around the pureness of your love will actually reign true
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