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My Lifeline

For My Mum

By Poppy Published 9 months ago 1 min read
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I kept searching

For a saviour in

All the wrong places

One best friend’s hug

And the next one’s words

One boy’s smile and

The next one’s gaze

All along, my lifeline

Was right in front of me

Making me sandwiches

Each afternoon

Opening up my curtains

Urging me out of bed

Placing a dog lead in my hand

So I remembered the happiness

Playing with his furry ears

Could give me

All along, my salvation

Was right beside me

Wrapping my

Internal wounds

With concern like

She’d once placed

Band-Aid’s on my

External ones

Kissing me goodnight

Like others bid me


Never leaving

Always staying

My restoration

Wasn’t a long letter

Or a cliff face confession

It was a hand holding mine

After everyone else was asleep

It was

I love you

I love you, I love you

Said as many times as it took

Before I was rational enough

To believe it

I didn’t find my

Guardian Angel

In the form of friendship

Or romantic love

I found it in

My mother’s laugh

And her unconditional



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Comments (8)

  • Jazzy 9 months ago

    I loved this, I didn’t have a mom but this makes me wish I did!!

  • ThatWriterWoman9 months ago

    I love this Poppy! There's nothing quite like having a good mum!

  • Thanks for this beautiful poem… love is patient, love is kind.

  • L.C. Schäfer9 months ago

    The relationship with your mum is so foundational to everything else isn't it!

  • Awww, this was just so sweet and lovely!

  • Real Poetic9 months ago

    “I found it in My mother’s laugh” Such a beautiful and relatable line.

  • To have such a relationship with your mother is truly a wonderful thing. What a blessing.

  • Sarah D9 months ago

    Loved it! Read mine? https://vocal.media/poets/the-girl-in-jeans-and-a-tee

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