Hey Up Mam (for Milly's thread)

by CJ Maleney   Feb 22, 2018

Hey up Mam!

I know you are not here
And it's sad that I'm not down hearted
But I suppose we shared some giggles
Like the time you coughed and farted

I was an involuntary action
For you were getting old
You couldn't stop the cough
And that pump you couldn't hold

I could have died on the spot
My eyes were shocked and wide
But you never even blinked
And brushed it all aside

You did not lead a fulfilled life
And you had the burden of 4 kids
One of us taken away too soon
But hey! the rest of us still live

I hope you're with him now
But don't succumb to his charm
Instead give him a present from me
And punch him in the arm


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  • 2 years ago

    by Michael


    a lovely and endearing piece, written in your way for the proud memory of your mam
    beautiful fella
    with warmth, Michael :)

  • 2 years ago

    by Em (marmite)

    Craig this is stunningly beautiful, sad and comical all at once sorry she's no longer with you xx

  • 2 years ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    This is sweet funny and beautiful. All the hest

  • 2 years ago

    by Kitty Cat Lady

    Tee hee :-) a lovely, lighthearted, wonderfully rhymed piece Craig although I'm sorry she's not with you now. :-) x

  • 2 years ago

    by Milly Hayward

    Absolutely superb. Had me chuckling from the start. Its funny but warm and loving at the same time and if your Mam is anything like you I feel sure that she will be smiling too. A great write and I hope that someone will be able to nominate it because unfortunately I've run out of votes. All my best wishes and thank you for taking on the challenge Best wishes Milly x

    • 2 years ago

      by CJ Maleney

      Mills I so hope it doesn't

      There is a word in there I probably shouldn't have used but it's the only one that I could honestly use lol. It's true by the way. Mortified I was :-)

      Anyway, glad it raised a smile

      Craig x

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