Mum’s legacy

Whatever would my mum have said
if she could see me now?
Would she approve the life I’ve led?

Those words I carry in my head
of things she would allow.
Whatever would my mum have said?

Her wisdom stood me in good stead,
she tried to show me how.
Would she approve the life I’ve led?

No point, she’d say, in seeing red, 
no need to start a row.
Whatever would my mum have said?

She liked to say ‘You’ve made your bed,’
a wrinkle on her brow.
Would she approve the life I’ve led?

If she were here beside my bed
I’d tell her ‘Take a bow!’
Whatever would my mum have said?
Would she approve the life I’ve led?

2 thoughts on “Mum’s legacy”

  1. Touching and valid. I like your poem, especially your line #7 “…Her wisdom stood me in good stead…”. It reminds me of how Benjamin Franklin wrote – he is one of my favorite writers. I discover things about myself in my writings.
    I often think of the lessons my Mother taught me, I was blessed with a wonderful Mom. Many friends would say to us children (8) of how much they’d like her to be their mom.
    My apologies though, this reply intended to be about your poem.
    The answer is already in your heart – I believe – be kind to yourself and remember, we are only human – not perfect.
    Peace and Happiness
    Larry

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    1. thank you so much for your comment, Larry. Your link does not appear to work so I am unable to view your page, but I do appreciate that you contacted me about this poem. I never seemed to be what my mother wanted me to be … hence the poem long years after it being too late to ever know for sure!
      Kind regards
      Lesly

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