Dear Mom, I want to thank you. My single mom, Strong and steady. Showed me the power of a woman. Your heart was broken so abruptly. But you didn’t fall, you flourished. You picked us up and carried us along Still standing strong. I know you are hurting sometimes But you never show it. You keep a brave face And walk through it with grace You inspire me to be more than a man’s partner, To be someone independent and proud Ready to face life’s challenges Standing tall in a crowd. So, thank you Mom For working so hard And being the extraordinary person you are You have taught me what it means to be selfless I could never have learned that, in any classes.