We have a massive debt, it's one we can't repay
It's a debt that we will carry to our dying day.
For clothing us when naked and warming us when cold
For giving us protection within a loving hold
For teaching us the difference between what's right and what is plainly wrong
For soothing out our infant worries with a softly spoken song
For guiding us through childhood and opening up our eyes
For leading us to adulthood with words so often wise
For teaching us with honesty that we were so unique
For laughing at our silly jokes and listening when we speak
A debt so large and special the like there is no other
This debt and so very much more we owe it to our MOTHER!
© Bill Ronan