1980
Thoughts Inspired by a Letter from a Daughter to a Mother
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“Thoughts Inspired by a Letter from a Daughter to a Mother,” Ensign, July 1980, 5

Thoughts Inspired by a Letter from a Daughter to a Mother

Sometime ago I said I

Loved you sixty ways

And counted them

To you.

But now I know I cannot

Count my love by

Any days.

My very breath is mine

Because you dared

To give your life that I might

Live.

Each day you gave to

Me that I might give

To mine

In my appointed time.

I cannot give to you

What you gave me

But to my own I pass

The torch

Then anxious, wait to

See

If they will pass to theirs

What you gave me.