Mother Said

Once in my teenage years, from the living room window, me and Mum were staring out at the army of beaten council house terraces that bullied the expectation of our aspirations, when she looked at me and ...


Mother Said


Leave this town,”

my mother said

These three words

live in my head


I love this town,”

my mother told

But you are young

and I am old


The world is wide,”

my mother taught

These four words

I seized and sought


Enjoy the world,”

my mother shared

and thanks to her

I did and dared


Mark Bird


This is a tribute to my mum for #MothersDay



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