She is kind she is beautiful
She is someone I would like to call my best friend
my other half she makes sure I’m on track
She is funny
She is dedicated
She’s a strong independent black woman.
Who does what  it takes, a shoulder to cry on.
Secrets to share with a warm heart that has red letters written that say she cares.
Same personality, same face.
No one could ever take your place.
You’re there for me like no other.
That’s what I call Her my very own mother.

Baltimore Beat is running poems from participants in the group Writers in Baltimore Schools, which offers programming that builds skills in literacy and communication while creating a community of support for young writers.