Your Legacy

by katedavies581

A poem to my mother Janet, to whom we said goodbye today:

 

The early years

A cuddly Mum

A life filled with animals

Freedom and fun.

 

Shut the door

Head out, explore

The Warwickshire lanes and meadows

Picnics in the sun

With friends and laughter

This is your legacy.

This was our fun.

 

You loved to adventure

To gather up your girlfriends

Trish, Elaine, Teddy and Jenny and Jen

To the woods or the Welsh hills,

Mountain streams or seashores

The beauty of Nature

Always your theme.

 

When teenage years arrived

The fun multiplied

The boyfriend was welcomed

With huge family gatherings

Alcohol generously supplied.

 

You and Jack loved to party

You gathered so many friends

Your parties are a legend

That none shall transcend.

 

You were always a rebel

You did things your way

You were never quiet

You would have your say.

 

Your life was a statement

Your message to the world

“Nothing matters.

It’s only important to have FUN.”

 

In recent years

Our roles reversed

And you became

My girlie.

So go, girlie, go

Show Heaven fun

Show Heaven how fun it is done

Go light up the Heavens with your fun and your parties

I will join with you, when my time has come.

 

Kate Davies

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