A Daughter’s Love

Dedicated to my mother, Della Snyder-Velto on Mother’s Day 2011

It’s hard to know where to begin.
Much easier it would have been,
To buy a card of hollow words.

Of old clichés that sound absurd.
And sentiments that are not real,
And feelings that I do not feel.

Love seems the natural place to start,
But there’s not enough room in my heart,
To hold all the love I feel for you.

And all the love you give me, too.
You’ve loved me through times smooth and rough.
The word LOVE just isn’t big enough.

I can’t think of anything else to say,
Apart from Happy Mother’s Day.
And I love you today, and everyday.