When My Mother Died I Did Not Cry: Honor Is A four Letter Word Love
When my Mother died I did not cry.
Not a tear did I shed for the Woman who gave birth to me.
You think perhaps I'm unfeeling, you have been misled.
There were times when tears did flow.
I asked God in all infinite wisdom.
What about me, could she not see?
When she died not a single drop of tear was left.
No, I did not cry!
But, I cried.
For the times I needed a Mother's understanding touch.
For a kind word, a tender look.
I cried a million tears or more!
For the grandmother, my Children would not, and never had.
For the countless times, I wished.
Just a smidgen of emotion, to show;
just genuine affection.
"Some People have money; some People have love".
Were her last words to me.
But Mother dear, what I wanted to say.
Some People have both;
and I have neither!
As I cared for and combed her hair, made sure she ate.
I did not understand.
She gave no explanation, and I asked for it not.
When Mother died, I was empty of emotions.
When my mother died, no!
I did not cry.
For my Mother: I forgive you, I loved enough for both of us. The love that I speak of isn't from Family and Friends but of Mothers love specifically. There has always been an unspoken love from my extended/blended Hodgepodge of People I call Family.
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