A poem for my MUM xx

Apoem for mum - A poem for my MUM
@weemam (13377)
July 7, 2007 7:15am CST
As most of you know my parents both have Alzheimer's now, I came across this poem I wrote for Mam years ago, I hope you like it xx My Mum Dear Mum when you're feeling down and your blue Just think where I'd be if I didn't have you I'm sure that you sometimes feel like climbing the wall Like when I bust up my bike when we stayed in Millhall Or like when I thought I would paint a big pram I thought you would kill me but no here I am When I was in trouble for Mum I would shout And you'd always be there to bale me right out I don't often say it but (think) it I do Oh! Mam Donald I really love you You worry about everyone that's just your way That would be allowed if your health didn't pay You bake and you fuss and you do all you can And you get a good help from A REALLY NICE MAN As I sit here and think of the years where they've gone And I think of the love from your eyes it has shone I've three boys who think that their Gran is the best And a Granddaughter who even called her doll Jess I sit and give thanks to the heavens above Who sent someone like you here for us all to love
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@mamasan34 (6520)
• United States
7 Jul 07
That is just beautiful! I wish I could pen something like that for my mother. I am sorry that your parents have fallen prey to the thief. That is what I call alzheimers. It steals your memories and thoughts and so much more. Thanks so much for sharing that special memory with us.
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@weemam (13377)
7 Jul 07
Thank you so much , I never thought of it that way but yes!! you are right It is so sad xxx
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@mamasan34 (6520)
• United States
8 Jul 07
It is sad and I wish there was something that could be done to stop it or cure it. It is a fearful disease and I am sorry that your parents have fallen prey to it. But you have their memories and that is something special within itself. Take care!
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@weemam (13377)
11 Jul 07
Thank you so much and yes we have , and we are making new memories every day with them xxx
@mummymo (23707)
7 Jul 07
Oh wee honey what a truly beautiful poem! I know that you love your mum a lot - and you know I think you are a lot like her - I know for a fact that the love shines from your eyes too! xxxx
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@weemam (13377)
7 Jul 07
thanks for that sweetheart , I take it a great compliment to be compared to my Mam xxx
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• United States
7 Jul 07
What a great poem!!! What a shame that both your parents have Alzheimers. I know that you love them. Just remember the good times. I know you love them very much.
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@weemam (13377)
7 Jul 07
Thank you so much , yes I do love them very much they are a very special couple , Welcome to My Lot it is a brilliant site xx
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@Melody1 (967)
• India
7 Jul 07
Hi weemam,a lovely poem indeed!!Simple,clear and beautiful.It's so transparent,I could see and feel the depth of your love and gratitude for your mother. Nothing is as beautiful and precious as this gesture of our children.I would say,you and your mum,both are tremendously lucky to have each other.xxxx
@weemam (13377)
7 Jul 07
thank you so much for that pal , when I talk about painting a big pram , there was a young woman down the street from us had a beautiful coach built pram and Mam told me I had painted it with baby cream and they had a terrible time getting it all washed off , lol
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@Melody1 (967)
• India
7 Jul 07
Lol.Thanks to your mom indeed.......you are still very much here.And I'm glad for this.xxxx
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@weemam (13377)
7 Jul 07
Thanks pal you are a really good friend to me xxx
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@wolfie34 (26790)
• United Kingdom
12 Jul 07
That was a lovely poem dedicated to your mum, mums are special to each and every one of us, we have a special bond and they are part of us, and it is easy to take them for granted. Thank you for sharing my dear friend xxx
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@weemam (13377)
31 Jul 07
Thanks pal , so sorry I missed this one xx
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
12 Jul 07
Awwww....how nice that you wrote a poem like that for your mum. It made me think of all of the good times I had with my mom before she passed away several years ago. Thank you for sharing hon.
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@weemam (13377)
12 Jul 07
I am so glad it reminded you of happy times pal , My poems are like a diary in a way , when I go back to them now and again I can relive the moment , thanks pal xxxx
• United States
10 Jul 07
That was so very beautiful and I love it!
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@weemam (13377)
11 Jul 07
You are very kind thanks , welcome to MY Lot it is a brilliant site we have a lot of fun here xx
@Anniedup (3652)
• Richards Bay, South Africa
10 Jul 07
I never get tired reading your poems, they are so uplifting, and I'm so sorry to hear about your folks! You are a wonderful positive person, in my eyes the most positive here on MyLot that's for sure!
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@weemam (13377)
11 Jul 07
Thank pal that means a lot to me , xxxxx
@lani0529 (1725)
• Philippines
8 Jul 07
Hello weemam!(",) I love the poem! It's beautiful. I can feel the sincerity while you are writing it. It's full of affection and love to your mom. I'm sorry to know that your mom had alzheimer's. Hope you will continue to write. God bless!(",)
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@weemam (13377)
8 Jul 07
Thank you so much Lani I am so pleased you liked my poem , Both my parents have Alzheimer's now , but I still have them Thank God and that is the main thing xx
@dana234 (2116)
• Spain
8 Jul 07
A beautiful poem, wee. The words are profound and touching. As far as I can see from what your wrote here you seem to have so much in common with your mother. So many things you write about her sound like a description of yourself. I know you must suffer a lot from seeing her suffer, but I´m sure she remembers some wonderful moments she has had with her family. Bless you and your family, wee. XXX Dana
@weemam (13377)
8 Jul 07
Thank you so much pal , It is a great feeling that I am like my Mam , she is a very special lady and I love her to bits xxx
@lexus54 (3575)
• Singapore
8 Jul 07
Thanks weemam for sharing your poem with us. It is a very meaningful poem. You certainly have a very natural gift for writing that we can all learn to acquire. I hope what you share here will inspire more people to write and share their poems here at myLot.
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@weemam (13377)
8 Jul 07
That would be great as I love to read it too xx
@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
8 Jul 07
That's a beautiful posem. I am so sorry your parents have this terrible disease. It's hard watching your parents get old and lose their health and vitality, isn't it? I have a mother who is going through some health problems now and it can be tough sometimes.
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@weemam (13377)
8 Jul 07
thank you so much Lucy , yes it is hard but we are just doing what they did for us for years xxx
• Philippines
8 Jul 07
So beautiful....I love it. And am sorry to hear the state of your parents. Here is a beautiful story passed on to me that I would like to share to you. If you have an aging parent, or to anybody with a parent...then this story is for you. The title of the story is "A special date - When was the last time you said 'I love you'? http://blessingsforlife.blogspot.com Note: Sorry I cannot post it here because its is quite long and am not yet allowed to copy and paste.
@weemam (13377)
8 Jul 07
Thank you my friend that was such a lovely story , I see my mum every day as both her and Dad have Alzheimer's and are still in their own house , I tell her every day that I love her xxx
@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
7 Jul 07
Oh that is so Beautiful poem. Have you read that to her? Thanks for sharing :-)
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@weemam (13377)
8 Jul 07
She loves all the poems I have written for her , she has them in a drawer in a folder pal , and thank you xx
@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
7 Jul 07
Oh weeman, your poem is so beautiful; I can see how much you love your mam, and she must have been very proud to get it from you. You have inspired me to try and write one for my own mam who is in a nursing home in the UK following a bad stroke. Perhaps I should run it by you when I get it done!
@weemam (13377)
7 Jul 07
My Mam and Dad both love the poems I have written for them pal and I know if you write it your Mum will love it too , If it comes from your heart how could she not xxxxx
@MGarcia (331)
• United States
8 Jul 07
That is so sweet!
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@sugarfloss (2140)
• Malaysia
24 Sep 07
I love the poem.Write more!You write good stuff;)
@Lovett (465)
• India
24 Sep 07
That poem is so simple, but beautiful. You were a cute kid then, i guess!Youare a wondeful person, n I m sure you got these wonderful traits frim your mom.