If i could give you diamonds
for each tear you cried for me.
If i could give you saphires
for each truth you’ve helped me see
if i could give you rubies
for the heartache that you’ve known.
If i could give you pearls
for the wisdom that you’ve shown
then you’d have a treasure, mother,
that would mount up to the skies
that would almost match
the sparkle in your kind and loving eyes.
But i have no pearls, no diamonds,
as i’m sure you are well aware
so i’ll give you gifts more precious
my devotion, love and care.
-Happy Mother’s Day–
Image credit; Vintage East Africa