she never lost faith.
she never lost hope.
sure sometimes it was harder.
sometimes she was lonely
and at times felt that she couldn’t carry on.
but she did.
every single time.
she knew she was too strong to give up.
and worked too hard to throw it all away.
her shadow was empty as the depths of her soul.
her tears ran deep within the frown lines and wrinkles upon her face.
her feet were weary and tough, from walking alone.
her body wasn’t the way it was before.
she wasn’t the way she was before.
she was growing older and it didn’t become any easier.
now she was betrayed
now she was deceived
now she was mistreated
and cheated and robbed of herself.
of her smile, of her innocence, and her undying love.
but not her faith.
not her hope.
she says she’s lost it
but every once in a while she smiles.
she smiles and this beauty radiates from deep within
and shines through her shiny almond eyes.
thats when i know its still there.
brings to life a new person that is dying to come out
and will stay only if she lets it.
only if she endures it all
and doesn’t start again
but just continues on.
continues on as she has every single time
with her faith and her hope.
I love you, mom.
don’t give up.