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Mum's the Word

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.