Mothers are the gate keepers of deep family secrets and often balance situations for the greater good of the whole family unit:
Mum’s the word
My Mum knew but she didn’t tell,
inside I felt very close to living in hell.
I don’t sleep properly any more,
scared with every creek of the door.
Maybe she was closing her eyes,
if opened she could no longer hide.
Somehow she had forgotten her job;
as she was supposed to protect her cub.
I guess we both were paralyzed,
with realization that this was sublime.
Even now as those memories I reflect.
All these things I can never forget.