They birthed, fed, loved, held and were always there.
Know that if they did all of these and more,
In between the excitement of growing up,
And the drive for independence and relevance.
Our turn will come to reciprocate and more,
Until then and during the process,
Practise the aphorism attached here.
For some of us, the first lines of the poem are still in present tenses👍 I love ma parents😂