MUM

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A Mum MUMis a person who brings life into the world

She nurtures it and watches that life grow and blossom.

A wise Mum lets go,

Knowing that to truly love someone you must set them free.

A Mum is someone who is your whole world when you are two or three or four

As you grow older a Mum is someone who guides you through the horrible teenage years.

You may fight with your Mum but you still love her

The bond between mothers and daughters is special.

For some as they mature it becomes a lifelong friendship

For others, who maybe too much alike it becomes a battle ground.

You hate her

But you still love her.

The years pass the divide deepens

Hurts real and imagined take hold

She is still your Mum.

 

Then comes the day when the positions are reversed

You are the parent figure she is the child.

The resentment on both sides bubbles over

She is still your Mum

You still love her.

She pushes you away

She cannot cope with what has happened.

Her world has turned

She tells you to go away and leave her alone

She is your Mum.

 

You cannot walk away

You say it is white she says it is black

Nothing much has changed

Then comes that day

You hold her in your arms and say

I forgive you – you ask

Can you forgive me?

She cannot speak but

Her eyes fill with tears

You tell her you love her  more than life itself

She nods, you know she hears your words

Then she closes her eyes and is no more

Your Mum has gone

 

You have done your best

You have kept your promises

She did not go, alone and in the dark.

There was light and soft music

There was love and warmth.

She has gone on that journey we all will take

She is your Mum

You love her

She is still your Mum.

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About lindandsam

Linda is a poet and writer. As a mature aged student, she completed a Bachelor of Creative Writing and is now a postgraduate student at the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC). Published in the USC Storyboard, 2015. Self-published ‘Where is Gedhum Choekyi Nyima?’ For the Tibetan Children’s Village, Dharamsala, 1997. She lives in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland and shares her life with her partner and their four-legged fur babies Hugo and Tashi-la..

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  1. Linda, that is so lovely and at the same time so honest. You have no idea how poignant it is at this time, for both of us. You have carried a difficult role with love and compassion. The heart is the bed of wisdom, but not always easy to follow. Many blessings Linda, I understand. Sadhu!

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