Wednesday, September 18, 2013

When a Mother dies

When a mother dies

No obituary will appear in the paper

No headlines on national radio

No breaking news item

ticking across the TV

Because she wasn’t famous

Or a celeb

Or a star

But that doesn’t mean

she wasn’t important

or any less loved or missed

She will be headlines forever

in her family home

Her obituary written each day

in the words and memories spoken about her

Breaking hearts instead of breaking news

A celebrity shining out of the family photos

She was and still is everything to each person

who met her, knew her and loved her

She won’t be discarded with yesterday’s newspaper

or moved on with the arrival of the next big thing

She is eternal inside a private heart

Full of love

Raw with loss

Brenda Drumm

18 September 2013

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