If I can stop one heart from breaking
It shall not be in vain
If I remind all absent children
They can ease a mother’s pain.
Just a tender word is all she asks
A word from where you are
To stop her lonely aching heart
And leave the door ajar.
For a mother’s love is never done
No matter what others say;
She’ll love you till the day she dies
So reach out to her this day.
© Helen Catherine Cramer
‘IF” line inspired by Emily Dickinson
Poem ‘IF” 1830-1886