Mother’s Hands – Happy Mother’s Day!
By Shirley N. Reyes
Her hands were like cotton, soft but strong.
They had many responsibilities.
They fed me when I was a baby.
They lifted me when I was down.
They washed me when I was dirty.
They chastised me when I was wrong.
They showed me how to do things that I now do because I am strong.
I always knew when they were around, because an aroma came with each task.
They entertained and applauded for me, to show that good times could last.