I just want my mum

I think its really selfish

The way you drink your self into oblivion

Not caring ' not knowing

No longer glowing

Your liver failing

Mother daughter memories fading

Cleaning your sick is degrading

Falling in front of neighbors is shaming

Are you not sick of us all complaining



I want you to see 

What you mean to me

with you downing so much wine

Is it even a possibility


Your lies and hiding

Are all terrifying


I know your drinking

Will be the cause of you dying


To think of you in a casket

Surrounded by flowers in a basket

Because you could not face your pain

Instead you use wine in order to mask it


Falling down stairs

Banging of door's

Spending many mornings 

On all fours



Wine in the press

Wine in the garden

Wine in the bathroom

Wine in the attic

Wine in the bins

Wine in the bushes


Any place you may hide it

Because I love you

I will find it


Because I love you 

I will dispose of it

Because I love you

I will take the hit


Its time to wake up 

And stop acting so god dam morbid


Its time to wake up 

And try to digest this


Your too bleeding old

To be acting so reckless

Getting so hammered 

But its grand

You will forget this



We already buried our dad

And lost a big part of each other


Please Stop what your doing

 we can not live without our mother


I hate that you cant see 

The pain your causing me


I hate that all you do

Is think of poor you


I hate that you rather be dead

Instead of being with your children


I hate the fact you slag me off

For always being your protector


You are the fragile flower

Im just the bee

collecting your nectar.


◄ We are all apart of art

Ready ;-) ►


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Mon 11th Feb 2019 21:16

Heartbreaking. Hits very close to home in a reversed way. Writing is good therapy. So is reading soul songs that resonate. Thanks for sharing. 💘

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Dave Caplan

Sat 9th Feb 2019 16:41

Mothers are irreplaceable; that's why even damaged ones are precious beyond all measure. The uphill struggle is a labour of love. My heart goes out to you Lisa.


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Mae Foreman

Sat 9th Feb 2019 16:39

Thank you Lisa! Although I don't quite look like that, nor do I in my previous one! I never look like myself in photos,I'm seriously unphotogenic! So I'm either prettier in life or the photographic lense don't lie and I'm just going la-la-la with my eyes and ears closed for the sake of peace of mind! Hahaha! 🎈
Again, lovely piece!

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lisa donohoe

Sat 9th Feb 2019 16:32

Thank you po 💕


Sat 9th Feb 2019 16:15

Holding you and your Mum in my thoughts.

Brave soul that you are, poetry like this will touch the hearts of many.


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lisa donohoe

Sat 9th Feb 2019 15:57

Thank you mae 😃
Beautiful photo by the way 💕

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Mae Foreman

Sat 9th Feb 2019 15:52

Beautiful in all its sadness!
I sypathise.
Brave and bright Lisa🎈
Thank you

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lisa donohoe

Sat 9th Feb 2019 15:41

Very true MC. Thank you for taking the time to read 😃

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M.C. Newberry

Sat 9th Feb 2019 15:33

The ways in which people seek refuge from a reality they seem unable to face - and their causes - can be so damaging to those
around them, most especially in a family context. These lines poignantly express the predicament and its ripple effect on others,
and most hurtful, those closest to them.

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lisa donohoe

Sat 9th Feb 2019 13:47

Thank you Jason
No one has broken my heart quite like my mam..
One can only hope she conquers this disease 💕

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Jason Bayliss

Sat 9th Feb 2019 13:43

I'm just speechless, I actually had a year in my eye, and what a beautiful switch and rise and fall of tempo. So sad but so beautiful Lisa. X

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