Sometimes poetry can express that which we are experiencing much better than words alone. Mother’s Day, like Christmas and other Anniversaries, is a time when we think of those we love who are no longer with us, and hopefully concentrate upon those wonderful happy memories.
I wrote these poems whilst thinking about my own Mum, the first one I wrote shortly after I lost her:
I Miss You Mum by Katie Gorvin-Hughes
I miss you Mum, so much and yet,
I can look back without regret.
I was there for you as you were for me,
Holding your hand as if I were still three.
I wiped my eyes, I could hardly see,
As little by little, you slipped away to be free.
A tiny bird, took to the wing,
To raise you up the angels did sing.
As I go about each daily task,
All I have to do is ask,
For you to draw close, so I am aware,
Of the communication that we still share.
I will hold you always in my heart,
Through spirit’s love we will never be apart.
This one I wrote last year just before Mother’s Day!
Mum by Katie Gorvin-Hughes
Mum, you loved and cared unconditionally
Always there to look after me.
Mum, you sensed when I was in need
Showed your love in every good deed.
The years rolled by until you left me alone
I miss your voice, how I long to hear the phone.
Now I remember you with such love
I know you smile upon me from above.
Present in the breeze that I feel each day
You leave the white feathers that float my way.
Overseeing all that I do, places I go,
You are still with me, that I know!
I appreciate, that of your time you gave,
Your gift of happy memories to save.
My gratitude and thanks I am here to say,
Remembering you Mum on Mother’s Day!
© Katie Gorvin-Hughes