' Mam '
by Gordon Whittaker
Mother you left us eleven years ago
we were all so saddened to see you go.
You had a very hard life our dear mam,
we remember those days of bread and jam.
You struggled to put food on the table,
and to put clothes on our back, but you
managed it, and kept us on the right track.
Thanks to you we overcame adversity
and none of us ever looked back.
You are forever on our mind,
a wonderful mother, so honest so kind.
And mother your words did come true,
all the family, really really do miss you.