Mother’s Day Without You
Sharon S. O’Keefe 
Even in the fleeting time
that the two of us were three,
you taught us of the purest form of love
that there can be
of a mother for her baby
for the new life that she bore,
for the miracle love created.
How could anyone ask for more?

Short-lived was my chance at motherhood
because you could not stay
and I would give almost anything
to see you smile today.