WHY MUMMY

By REBECCA SAVORY (12 YEARS)

 

Why did you have to leave Mummy?

Why couldn't you stay?

Why did you just go Mummy?

On that lazy summers day

 

You said you were getting petrol Mummy

You said that you'd be back

You even promised me a lollypop Mummy

But then came the attack

 

I need you more than ever Mummy

Now that you haven't returned

I've waited five years Mummy

And now I've finally learnt

 

You're not coming back Mummy

From getting petrol that day

You've gone up to heaven Mummy

And thatís where you're going to stay

 

They said you had a year Mummy

But that was all a lie

The cancer had already spread Mummy

And they knew you were going to die

 

I still kiss you goodnight Mummy

The way I used to do

But instead of the real thing Mummy

It's just a photo of you

 

20 Years Later

 

Someone saved my life today Mummy

And do you know why?

I inherited your cancer Mummy

And I was going to die

 

Someone lowered the mammogram age Mummy

And so I'm still alive

They detected it early Mummy

So I'll see my daughter turn five

 

Someone lowered the mammogram age Mummy

But it was too late for you

Now others won't loose their Mummy's

Like me when I was two

 

Why did you have to leave Mummy?

Why couldn't you stay?

Why did you just go Mummy?

On that lazy summers day

 

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