A Prayer For Mother

I pray for long life and prosperity
so you can know the joy of holding your grandchildren.

I pray for your strength,
so you can find the courage to let go and let someone take care of you.

I pray for your peace of mind,
so the choices were worth it and that your tears nurtured me into someone worthy of your love.

and I pray for your forgiveness,
for the things I said but never meant.

and I pray for your forgiveness,
for the things I said and meant but was too young to understand that you knew better.

Excerpt from Chapter 8: Dear Mother (2019) of “African Gentleman” by Jade Novelist

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