Agony of a Mother
by Tessie de la Cruz
I came from third world country who tried her luck in America. I’m a single mother with four kids to support and to prepare for their future. After my marriage collapse, I decided to go to United States for their future. I’ve been here for ten years without going home. Thanks to internet that keep binding us thru chatting with webcam and microphone. But this is not enough, my children grew-up without me on their side. I tried to compensate my absence thru money and packages. Now I feel emptiness in my heart … Here is a poem that expresses my sentiment …
AGONY OF A MOTHER
My children are my inspiration
They are my life and happiness
Without them I won’t survive
The hardship I encountered in life.
All I have in mind is their future
I work hard to fulfill this dream
I want to see them in their career
Successful and gainful.
As time pass by I’m searching
Looking for something I’m missing
I feel emptiness and I’m longing
To my children who are caring.
Now slowly it clears my mind
Giving comfort in life is not enough
What is important is the love
To be developed in their heart.
I’m thinking if it is my fault
I was force by the circumstances
To leave them and make a living
In order to pursue their dream.
Mother is selfless as they said
Her love to her children is endless
And I tried to be the best
You’ll be the judge on my request.