My Mother, My Friend

You were my mother and my friend,
Which was unusual.
Somehow our characters still blend:
Your wisdom and my will. 

I turned, and you were there for me;
I spoke, you understood.
I felt cared for, but also free;
You loved, and I was good.
 
I’m fortunate that I was born
To someone just like you;
I love you still. Though you are gone,
You live in what I do.
–Nicholas Gordon
You were my mother and my friend,
Which was unusual.
Somehow our characters still blend:
Your wisdom and my will.
 
I turned, and you were there for me;
I spoke, you understood.
I felt cared for, but also free;
You loved, and I was good.
 
I’m fortunate that I was born
To someone just like you;
I love you still. Though you are gone,
You live in what I do.
 
–Nicholas Gordon

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