they will kill you and say I’m sorry and expect your mother to forgive and forget she ever gave birth to you carried you in love for nine months endured labor and pushed you out with God’s might moving in her hips ever fed you life from her bosom or how you smelled like heaven after she washed you that she ever watched you take your first steps speak your first words ever tucking you into bed with stories that rocked you to sleep the many nights she prayed for your protection or how excited she was the day you gave your first recital that she ever taught you to be good and kind ever beamed with pride whenever you got an A on your test that she ever wanted the best in this world for you
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