The softness of their baby skin
Is what automatically drew you in.
At times you thought of taking flight
Because of their screaming cries at night.
The many smells of baby shit
Made you want to just quit.
And as they start to grow
Your bank account becomes low.
Even when your stress
You still deal with their mess.
They can see you on your last leg
And still, have the nerve to beg.
But just as you feel the world caving in
They do something that makes you grin.
And in that moment you realize
God has given you a special prize.
A human you can mold
To be someone great and bold.
So for what it’s worth
Continue to enjoy them while on this earth.
Because it’s a feeling like no other
In being someone’s mother.
© Author Shenette R. Pierce