Mum In A Million! - Poem by Denis Martindale
My Mum's a Mum in a million,
A saint, yet like no other,
Perhaps she's one in a billion,
God chose to be my Mother!
Though early years I can't recall,
She stood there by my side,
Before I even went to School,
What loving she supplied...
She taught me how to sketch and paint,
Beyond the things to draw,
To see what's beautiful or quaint,
Not stare and then ignore...
In time, she taught me how to pray,
So Sunday School made sense,
For there I found God's love each day,
So grateful we were friends...
My Mum proved such the gentle soul,
Forgiving childish pranks,
I broke something, yet self-control
Still helped her to give thanks...
She saw life as the journey's path,
Not one mistake I'd made,
I still recall her joyful laugh,
Such memories never fade...
And when I started work in time,
She looked at me so proud,
As if to her I was sublime,
A blessing God allowed...
And so my family moved on,
To buy our home outright,
Because the mortgage years had gone,
The future looked so bright...
Mum's working life came to a close,
Her home was her reward,
And blessed the heart that overflows
With thanks unto the Lord...
She gave her life to charity,
Raised funds to help the poor,
She lived her life with dignity
And who could ask for more?
What greater Mum was ever known?
Who, like her, loved me so?
And yet life's gifts are all on loan,
Till God says each must go...
And so Mum left us all behind,
We miss her even now,
But she's in Heaven where we'll find
Her once again, somehow...
Denis Martindale, copyright March 2015.
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