FWF – Free Write Friday – M is for Mom



“There’s a story behind everything…but behind all your stories is always your mother’s story…because hers is where yours begins.” 
― Mitch Albom

You had to watch as my world fell apart,

You stood still and let me

chase my broken dreams,

Your arms were there ready for me

to collapse into when it all went wrong.

My heart carries pain

Your heart carries it ten fold.

I cannot imagine a world

without you,

I am part of you.

I always will be.

You taught me well.

You equipped me with strength

and courage.

 When my world collapses,

you close your eyes.

When you stand still

you weep,

If you could you would hold

me forever and never let go.


This is my entry for FWF – Free Write Friday, I am late posting it as I have been in workshops this weekend. I realise it is mother’s day in some parts of the world. We had ours in March.

I have had poetry written for my mum and about my mum published and I am blessed to have such a wonderful mother. Last year I was very ill and she had to watch as my world collapsed (for the 2nd time) she was my lifeline and was there to pull me through. I realised how traumatic it must have been for her to watch one of her children suffering in this way and not being able to heal the pain.

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3 responses »

  1. What a wonderful poem! I had the privilege of being in Scotland with my Mom on Mother’s Day March, 2000. What memories of her and that special trip I gave her. Then another celebration when we were back in the states in May.

  2. It is lovely when Mother’s Day holds such special memories isn’t it and Scotland is beautiful!
    Great to catch 2 celebrations in one year too.
    Thanks for the comment Annie.

  3. Pingback: Memories of My Own Story | awritersfountain

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