I hope you enjoy this selection of poems. The first was written by my son Samuel. He is 10 and made this up on the morning of his sister’s birthday. It made me smile, cry and be even more proud of him because they usually behave like Tom and Jerry in the morning. The other poems were written by a dear friend of mine- Sue Moon. Sue works at John Lewis and provides me with coffee and toast when I go there to write.
A SMALL AND SPECIAL GIRL (Olivia) by Sam Cockle
A small and special girl turns 7 today
I shout come here but she does not hear
I run to her room without any fear
I tap her shoulder and whisper in her ear
Get up get up get up
Because someone small and special turns 7 today
Poems by Sue Moon
We couldn’t wait for you to arrive
You filled our hearts with Joy
We wish someone could explain
Why God took our little boy.
Deep inside we feel so empty
We have never known such pain
If only we could turn back time
And have you back here again.
Lex, to us all you are so special
That will always be the case
Little baby gone to heaven
No one can take your place.
Walking through the churchyard
Some roses clutched to my chest
You thought you found a way out
How was this for the best?
Each time I visit your grave
I think of what you’ve missed
I should of said I love you so
And your face I should have of kissed.
I kneel & pray & cut the grass
I just feel I want to cry
How can this be the end?
We didn’t say Goodbye.
I received a phone call the other day
I couldn’t talk through my tears
She said she had another job
After eight long glorious year’s
A cloud has fallen over us all
It feels like another recession
Murray please stop her now
And end this deep depression!
But our ship was sinking fast
My god there was a racket
But you’ve just left us all behind
And taken the last life jacket
Walk tall from the cupboard
And rise into the sun
Remembering times of laughter
Of which today isn’t one
Curtain maker football fan
Loving wife and mother
Many stages of her life
And it is just another
Loyal at the beginning
Loyal to the very end
a person to rely upon
a really special friend
I can’t put into words, What you mean to me and
For all that you have done
You took me under your wing
And became my second Mum
I never knew how to cuddle
Until I watched you with your kids
Then I knew what I hadn’t had
And all the things I’d missed
You have made me a better person
Giving love throughout my life
I think you’ve done a brillant job
I’m now a better Mother & Wife.
We have got to stand up to Cancer
And kick it into touch
For ruining a lot of peoples lives
Of people we love so much
When you have seen such suffering
And then you have the loss
If only we could turn it around
And show Cancer who’s the Boss
We all shouldn’t be complacent
The day must come for sure
When Cancer is gone from all of our lives
And we finally find a cure!