Haikus to My Mother

Beautiful Haikus that almost make me burst into tears. The truth is cold. My mother gets old every day while I stay young.
Show your parents your love while you still can.

The Olive Beetle


Wash my hair
with your tears
so I may know
how to be a wife.


Cup my face
with your love
so I may have
courage to face
the world.


Show me your
wrinkled hands
so I may know
a woman’s work.


Give me your
fingers too fat
for rings, I’ll
bind you to your
daughter’s love.


Show me your hands
that wielded the cane
for I must wash them
with grateful tears.


Go to sleep now, ma.
I am home.
I am with you.

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