How to tell your mother you love her

By protecting her from the fists of your father
By helping her raise her younger sons as she gets older
By showing her with gifts every now and then
By shouting at her when she lets your father beat her
By taking her to the hospital in a country you don't know and trying to speak a language you have only learnt
By dragging her body down the stairs for help when she gives up
By not letting her give up.

Amerah Saleh

Spoken word artist. Head of Creative Learning at Beatfreeks. Loves bowties and creating change (not in that order).