A Poem For Mum

My weighty burdens you helped carry
And led me across a perilous journey
Till I was soundly safe and comfy
And then you left me quietly

The infinite pain in my heart
When we reluctantly had to part
Flung me into sorrow and despair
And made each day difficult to bear

Exactly one month since you left
Thirty one days I have been bereft
Of your loving motherly touch
That I yearned for so very much

It felt as if it was only yesterday
We had much to share and say
To bring joy into each other’s life
Where laughter and bliss were rife

You are one truly remarkable being
Versatile, intelligent and inspiring
In you I found the strength of mind
To overcome obstacles of every kind

Yet now I am forlornly searching
For that very strength in surmounting
This difficult trial that has come to pass
The pain that is so hard to get over alas

So with tears of blood and anguish
I tender my most heartfelt wish
That you have found perpetual calm
In the comfort of Jesus’ loving arms.

Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Slave to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. End-stage renal disease since 2017. Principal Facilitator at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. Former columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.

4 thoughts on “A Poem For Mum”

  1. your poem was truly inspirational and i am sorry to hear that your mum has passed away, but im sure she would love it. It is very meaningful.

  2. Thank you. When Mum was around, I could not provide and do enough for her. Now, I can only pray for her safekeeping.

  3. Kristie,
    Thank you. That poem was a cry from my bleeding heart. With time, the pain will ebb, but will never disappear. Still, I have to move on and live life the best that I can to honour the sacrifices that Mum made for me.

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