Who Will Be My Champion?

by reginadee2014

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Who Will Be My Champion?

Regina Puckett


She harbored me underneath her own heartbeats

Welcoming me into the world upon bloody sheets

She cradled me in hunger and rocked away my cries

Wiping away my drool and the tears from my eyes

She taught me how to walk, talk and honest labor

Encouraging me to love myself as well as my neighbor

She kept me safe and then watched me fall from the nest

Welcoming each new talent I gained from each failed test

But then she fell behind as I ran full-fledged ahead

Cheering from the sidelines and then from her bed

Who will be my champion when she’s no longer here

Who will give me hope and love when she disappears