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Mummy don't cry

To my dear sweet child let me apologize,
I didn't want you to see the tears fall from my eyes,
Mummy tried so hard to keep herself strong,
To keep herself together and to keep moving on.

Hearing you say you loved me touched my heart,
It opened the floodgates so my tears could start,
Holding you close I gently told you,
"My dear sweet baby I love you too."

You hugged me back then held my face,
Told me to calm down; that it would be o.k,
But the emotions got me and they were too raw,
You seeing me crack was the final straw.

Everything that we'd been through finally hit home,
In that single second I'd never felt more alone,
I had tried so hard to keep my smile in place,
Instead I got up and walked away.

Didn't want you to see me falling apart,
A three year old should not see that,
I tucked you in bed then closed your bedroom door,
And heard you whisper "mummy, please don't cry anymore."

So I went back in and crouched at your bed,
Kissed you again and in response I said,
"Darling I promise mummy is going to be okay,
Tomorrow is going to be a brand new day."

And I promise you now, mummy won't jolt,
Please remember sweetheart none of this is your fault,
From now I'll be strong and we'll be fine,
I've got your back and know you have mine.

I love you sweetheart, now, forever for always xxx

Vicki Wroe, 22 (C)

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