donna glossop


Mum - Poem by donna glossop

I had a mum for only 13 years,9 months and 23 days
Not long but I have memories of her in so many ways
I was the 7th child, an 8th yet to come
The baby for a while, snuggling with my mum
Visiting the hospital, this rosy cheeked boy
I sang "Here comes the bride" acting all coy
Mum and Auntie egging me on
Centre of attention, all nerves gone
Home alone me and my brother
Other's at school, but we had our mother
Then I went to school despite my tears
Mum knew I was scared, knew my fears
She'd arrive at the gates, dummy in hand
A few sucks of that and I was in Lala land
My doll in the window, when I got home
Dressed in new clothes, hair all combed
We went to the coast, stayed in a caravan
Pulled down the table, made it into a divan
The best days of my life, dad there too
Loads to do, no time to be blue
The Falcon club: competitions to enter
Dancing to do, new steps to attempter
Mum would be watching, cheering along
Always proud, even when I forgot the song
Her smiling face I see still
Locked in my memory bank, just until…….
Chewing salted peanuts, unable to get rid
Instead of a ciggie, who was she trying to kid?
Steroids prescribed, weight gain ahead
This was before she took to her bed
No I'm not going to talk about bad stuff here
When she told you something, she was so sincere
I will always remember how cool mum was
How totally everyone felt her loss
Of a wife and a mum everyone's friend
At my wedding, I so wanted her to attend
Never had anything money could buy
Though never ever let us see her cry
I feel her with me whatever doubters say
And I know I will see her again one day.


I had a mum for only 13 years,9 months and 23 days
Not long but I have memories of her in so many ways
I was the 7th child, an 8th yet to come
The baby for a while, snuggling with my mum
Visiting the hospital, this rosy cheeked boy
I sang "Here comes the bride" acting all coy
Mum and Auntie egging me on
Centre of attention, all nerves gone
Home alone me and my brother
Other's at school, but we had our mother
Then I went to school despite my tears
Mum knew I was scared, knew my fears
She'd arrive at the gates, dummy in hand
A few sucks of that and I was in Lala land
My doll in the window, when I got home
Dressed in new clothes, hair all combed
We went to the coast, stayed in a caravan
Pulled down the table, made it into a divan
The best days of my life, dad there too
Loads to do, no time to be blue
The Falcon club: competitions to enter
Dancing to do, new steps to attempter
Mum would be watching, cheering along
Always proud, even when I forgot the song
Her smiling face I see still
Locked in my memory bank, just until…….
Chewing salted peanuts, unable to get rid
Instead of a ciggie, who was she trying to kid?
Steroids prescribed, weight gain ahead
This was before she took to her bed
No I'm not going to talk about bad stuff here
When she told you something, she was so sincere
I will always remember how cool mum was
How totally everyone felt her loss
Of a wife and a mum everyone's friend
At my wedding, I so wanted her to attend
Never had anything money could buy
Though never ever let us see her cry
I feel her with me whatever doubters say
And I know I will see her again one day.


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, January 15, 2013


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