I have suffered, I have fought,
through darkness and the grime,
through it all you taught me
patients, and to be tough,
Through the thick and the rough.

You helped me grow, and stronger I got,
my skin grew tough over time,
I also grew up.

Oh Mama,
you raised this beautiful baby
into a beautiful lady.

You will not regret bring me into this world, for I promise to be patient,
proud, and responsible.

I promise Mama I will make you proud.

© By Amanda D Shelton