You can go through life with a chip a mile wide,
Hold a grudge, salvage your pride.
It won't negate, the moment of first breath,
And if I outlive you, deeply mourn your death
I'll love you always, blame me for past mistakes,
So much resentment, oh how my heart breaks.
I know you feel I wasn't there
When you wanted me to care
When you thought I loved another more,
Or I was no better than a whore.
I still nursed you, comforted your every cry,
And still, you often wonder if my love was a lie.
You blame me for a lacking; to you I certainly did,
I was unavailable when you were a kid.
But you don't remember when I rocked you day and night,
Held you when your temperature was a fright.
Nine months, sharing the securest part of me,
I apologize for not being, who I should be
So hold chips close to you, find comfort in this,
I'll always be your mother, someday I'll be missed.