WHEN NO ONE ELSE

By Kathryn J. Foster

Mother, oh Mother of mine!
Living you were giving—your love was almost divine.
When no one else would bother with me,
Eagerly you sought my company,
When no one else would listen to me,
You were my friend as true as could be.
Mother, you meant everything to me.

Mother, oh Mother of mine,
Sharing you were caring—your love was almost divine.
When no one else knew of my pain,
You were there to support and sustain.
When no one else knew of my plight,
You prayed for me all through the long night.
Mother, you meant everything to me.

Mother, oh Mother of mine,
Joyous spirit glorious—your love was almost divine,
When no one else remembered my dreams,
You gave me hope all behind the scenes.
When no one else believed in my plans,
You said, "My child this heart understands".
Mother, you meant everything to me.

First titled "ALMOST DIVINE" written as a song.
Published in "The Departing Day" Poetry Institute of Canada 2006