Waiting for our Mum

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I saw you waiting 

in the light 

stood there waiting

standing there

saw you in

the window's light

standing facing

to the light

from the windows

tall and bright

from the shopping

arcade's light

from the arcade's

neon glare

I saw you shopping

standing there


I saw you standing

shopping there

saw you with the

shopping there

In the arcade windows glare

stood there standing



stood there standing

chestnut hair

watched by shoppers

stood to stare

bathed within the

window's light

before the windows

tall and bright

in the light just

standing there

you stood waiting

we stood there


all of us stood

standing there

I stood waiting

with my sisters there

we all smiled

as mum stood there

she waved to us

as we waved to her.

(brief memory aged 3.

Mum died in 1958. Sisters Mally 5 and Tina 9 months)


words and foto T Carroll


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Tommy Carroll

Wed 26th Jan 2022 11:52

Thanks John, I appreciate your response to the verse.

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John Botterill

Tue 25th Jan 2022 15:43

Beautiful, evocative poetry, Tommy. Really moving!

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Tommy Carroll

Mon 3rd Jan 2022 14:22


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