That Gives Me Strength

I was scared

Of the monsters

Who lived in my closet

And under my bed

So when I cried out

In the night

I just wanted you to come

And save me Mommy

And you always did

And stayed with me

Until I fell asleep

You didn't say a word

But you didn't need to

Because when you smiled

It was my favorite lullaby

And now that I'm older

And the monsters

Are no longer hiding

In the shadows of the unknown

I know that you can't

Do everything

That I thought you could

And even so

I still take that smile

Wherever I go

Because it is the smile

Of unconditional love

And doing the impossible

And Mommy

That gives me strength