Thursday, 11 April 2013

Prose For Thought #1 - Mum

Today I thought I’d link up with the lovely Victoria over at Verily Victoria Vocalises for her weekly ‘Prose for Thought’. I’ve always loved poetry and used to write quite a bit of it when I was at school. It’s not something I’ve ever nurtured and I’m not sure I’m really that good but this great link up gives a lovely opportunity to those of us who would like to nurture the poet in us and enables us to share our words with you in a slightly different way.

This poem is inspired by my Mum. When I knew she was leaving me, the huge sense of loss I felt and the feeling of everything being completely & utterly out of my control with what I could do to help hit me hard whilst in the hospital. It’s the weirdest feeling knowing there is nothing you can now do to make a change. Thank you for reading xx

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Mum

I stand there watching
My heart is bleeding
Not sure I'm believing
Just what I’m seeing

It can’t be true
It can’t be real
They wouldn't take you
Not now, so soon

You gave me life
You kept me safe
With your amazing love
And constant grace

Life, you really are so cruel
You test me so
What have I done
To deserve this woe

I’m really not sure I can forgive you this
For taking her now, her presence I’ll miss
My Mum, my friend, a beautiful soul
Missing from my life, you've left a gaping hole


© Charlotte Hughes, 11 April 2013


Prose for Thought


10 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh Charlie, what a heartbreakingly beautiful poem. I always feel so honoured that people write such personal things to link up to Prose for Thought. And I'm so pleased it stirs the creative in people. I'm sure you must miss your Mum everyday. Thank you for sharing this xx

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    1. Awww, thank you Vicky xx I miss her constantly. She was a big part of my life and adored the girls. I wrote this whilst away last week. Thought I'd like to get all poetic again and this one for Mum popped into my head. Thank you for stopping by xx

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  2. this is such a beautiful poem xx

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  3. What a lovely poem and tribute to your mum. I can't begin to imagine what a sense of loss that is. xx

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    1. I'm not sure it ever really sinks in that she is actually gone. I think part of you always believes that one day they'll walk through the door or call on the phone and tell you it was all a dream :-( They're always with us though; in spirit and that has to be enough for now xx

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  4. Oh Charlie I'm so very sorry you have lost your Mum. Very beautiful, hearfelt words xx

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    1. Thank you for your lovely words xx She'll be in my heart always xx

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  5. You're right, you feel so powerless in grief. Beautifully worded. xx

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