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[Poetry] The next one

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The next one

"Mum's will be next"

is all I can think,

another black day

another heart sinks.


Each time I go

to a final goodbye,

It's not for the stranger

but for her that I cry.


When I close my eyes

all I see is her face,

standing before me

with love and with grace.


It's not her time now

not her day to go,

she's still with us here

in the half-light and glow.


I know that one day

I'll dress all in black,

but this time for her -

she won't be back.


Aideen Donohue 2020

© 2020 Kerdon

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