Family Love by Amado Nervo
This poem by Amado Nervo is about a man's parents. It is written in blank verse. Nervo's father passed away when he was only 13-years old. You'll find the original Spanish version "Amor Filial" beneath the English translation. The original version has a rhyme scheme of ABAC. The translation, due to how the grammar is different between English and Spanish, can not represent the true nature of the poem. "Family Love", therefore, is best read in Spanish.
I cannot find a published date for this poem or find what anthology it is from.
Family Love I adore my dear mother, I adore my dear father too; No one loves me as much As they know how to love me. When I sleep, they keep watch over me; When I cry they are sad with me; When I laugh they smile with me: My laugh is the sunshine for them. They tenderly teach me to be happy and nice. My father does his best for me; My mother prays always for me. I adore my dear mother, I adore my dear father too. No one loves me as much As they know how to love me.
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