* Happy Mother’s Day to my Wonder Mom. I love you!
When I was young,
I learned the love of stories from you.
You showed me the magic
of delving into other worlds
in order to find pieces of myself.
You would mend my cuts
with just a kiss or a touch or your hand.
When I was older,
I learned the love of writing from you.
You showed me that I could
create my own stories
and my own worlds in which to live.
You were a fount of wisdom and your words
guided me through a world that was
strange and frightening,
but you showed me that the world
shone from within the shadows if I was willing
to look for the light.
Now that I am older still,
words continue to flow from me,
my own kind of magic.
You have taught me to live a life
that is full of magic and one that is completely mine.
There is so much you have given me,
so much of it beyond the physical.
I know now that you are made of wonder.
It is your wise words I hear inside of me,
it is your strength I carry within me,
it is the courage that you instilled me with
that has helped me thrive into the man
I have you to thank for this
and for everything you have given me
and all that you have made possible.
You are made of stardust
and you are everything
All I can do is give you my love
and hope that it is magic