There are many ways to say a word,
Like take the word of mother.
Correctly said, it can imply and does embrace,
More love than any other.
A slight inflection can imply
Much love and fond devotion;
But there are certain tones
That change the whole emotion. Mother, said in kindly tone,
From lip of loving child
Can show the light of loving grace,
And God has truly smiled.
But, MOTHER, said in disrespect,
Can change the day to night,
And make a mother wonder
Why she e'er endured the flight.
~Edith P. Christiansen