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For My Mum

I see an open heart
When her eyes glaze over
The moment she tilts
Her head towards a stranger
Just to listen

I see an easy smile
That she would offer
To anyone who seems
Like they needed one
A contagious happiness

I see an old soul
Well thought out ideas
Contemplating life
And what it could bring
To others not herself

I see a strong woman
One that has never buckled
Entirely under pressure
Who would go hungry
To feed her children

I see a shining light
That I know will never leave
My night sky
A human being so bright
She defines mother

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