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A Mother

A child, born and raised of this valley
Witness to the trials of hard times
Scorching summers and freezing winters
Loved, when love was hard to find

A girl, embracing flowers and peace
Memories of the hills alive
Freedoms found and leaders lost
Empowered, when strength was hindered

A woman, exploring new familiar surroundings
Opportunity to grow into her own
Fortuitous follies and a new love
Adored, when affection wasn't enough

A teacher, expanding young minds
Embracing the potential impact on mankind
Shining students and troubled youth
Appreciated, when all are owed as much

A mother, giving new life to this valley
Providing through trials and hard times
Healing hugs and difficult discussions
Loved, more than she will ever know

--Adam J., Adult