I hear the knock and rush to the door, my aunt walks by...it's not you I answer the door again not you I've walked to answer the door about a hundred times And I still haven't seen your lop-sided smile.
We gather around the Christmas tree to open presents After unwrapping presents all day my dad brings me a card "My sweet girl I'm sorry that I'm not here for you. I hope you know how much I love you. love, Mama"
I look around at my loving family tears in my eyes. "Why?" is all I could say. There was a bunch of hugs and cuddling then. They told me of someone named Cancer and how it took my Mom away. She had been fighting him for a long time and that was why she was gone." I thought it was work." that triggered more hugging and crying.
Mama lost against cancer. But I will wait for her sloppy kisses,big hugs,lopsided smile,and her love Cancer can't keep my Mama forever.