Obviously this is a long time ago and I have no idea how things turned out with your Mum. I hope she recovered but if she didn't, I'm sure she was very proud of you and this poem if she got to read it.
From what I have read of your work and comments, you have turned into an articulate and intelligent young man; that sure sounds like progress from the child you admitted being!
This is actually surprisingly quite good. I don't think my mom ever read it, I'll have to show it to her. Thank you for reawakening me to this piece, and for also appreciating the journey it's taken me to get to where I am. As well, thank you for your time :)
Stephen, I really liked this a lot. It gives a lot of insight to you. You have succeeded in becoming a responsible adult despite the obstacles you had in front of you. Your adoptive mom saw you not as a troubled child but a child that needed love and she gave that unconditionally - this shows in this lovely poem you wrote for her. Well done-