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Now and Then poem

This week’s poem is Now and Then. It’s a little different to my others because I wrote it especially for Mum when she was ill. I’m sure a lot of the readers will be able to relate to it.


When you’re frightened
I’m there to hold you in my arms
and wipe those tears away. 
My insides crumble when I watch
you struggle to breathe,
knowing I can’t ease your pain.
I see your beauty as it was then.

You were there when I was frightened,
held me in your arms
and wiped those tears away.
When I fell, you kissed away pain
with mother magic. Always there for me,
not only a mum but also my friend.

Time hasn’t changed
the love we share,
roles maybe now reversed
but both of us still care
for each other, just like before
but not quite the same.

Mother Nature is cruel
and steals in old age
but you’re still my mum.
I’m there to do what I can
until your journey ends,
because you’re not only my mum
but my very best friend.

Meet The Author...
Patricia M Osborne
Who Am I?

Patricia M Osborne is 62, married and mother to three children and grandmother to four with another on the way end of August.

She was born in Liverpool and spent time in Bolton as a child but now lives in West Sussex.

Apart from poetry, Patricia writes novels and short fiction. Her poetry and short stories have been published in various literary magazines and anthologies and her debut novel was released in March, 2017.

Patricia is Poet in Residence at a local Victorian park. She’s also studying for an MA in Creative Writing with University of Brighton.

Her debut novel House of Grace, a family saga set in the 1950’s/60’s, is available on Kindle or in paperback from Amazon.

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