Cherished is the one who gave me life and showed me what love is.
From teaching me how to read,
to hugging me when life's ugly reality gives me a lesson.
No matter where I am, what i've done, she is always there for me.
She loves me that much,
she'll give me everything and give me nothing so ill grow and develop into a man.
I only wish that I'll be as strong and independent, loving and honest, like my mum.
- a brother incarcerated.