Spirit Free - Message To Mum

by Milly Hayward   May 23, 2017

As I look down upon the earth
And see my life laid out from birth
I wonder at the choices made
And consequences that I paid

I wasn't what you'd call so good
Didn't do what you thought I should
Though life to me wasnt always bright
I'd charge through and fight the fight

Accidents happened I dealt with those
It seemed to me life dealt me many blows
But through it all you were always there
Loving me and offering God a prayer

You were the best ever Mum to me
Taught me to be with Spirit Free
I wish that I could dry your tears
Wash away those nightly fears

I feel no pain I'm here in heaven
Far away from the shores of Devon
It's my time for a new adventure
No longer sitting, a life back bencher

I'm racing up here with the best
No longer physically oppressed
So much beauty, God by my side
Be sure I've gained back all my pride

Please don't cry remember my smile
Think of the good times for a while
For I'm not really gone away at all
My spirits resides with you evermore


In memory of a young man who was left wheelchair bound after an accident. He never let this stop him wringing out every last drop from life. Sadly He passed last year aged 28


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  • 1 week ago

    by Free verse

    Milly, you made it heavenly with your words.
    Perfect rhyming, full of emotions, a pinch of sadness and an optimistic end.

  • 1 week ago

    by Joanna Allanson

    Great poem. I think it is a sad poem but actually in many ways quite uplifting and offers hope.

  • 1 week ago

    by Kitty Cat Lady

    Wow Milly! This brought a tear to my eye. I'm sure this poem brought his mum so much comfort at what must have been such a devastating time for her.
    Beautifully written and rhymed. Heartfelt and poignant. Amazing! Xx

  • 4 months ago

    by Em

    This is so heartbreaking !!!

  • 4 months ago

    by Ren

    Beautiful piece!

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