For Mama

I wrote this on the beach for you Mama. Happy BirthDay!

Vessel of life
vessel of learning
Teacher
Thank you for bringing me to God
and the Forest

for your patience
your tolerance
your integrity
your example

I never thought
I just never thought
you and your example
would become
my saint

but there you are
saved the best for last
to leave me
with a soul impression
so HUGE and a
living example

of the one and only thing
I thought was too
difficult for mere humans –

You made all things new
for me mama

when you christed yourself
by showing me through
your example
how to

forgive them, for
they know not
what they do

I understand Mama.
I understand now.

You see.

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