A Monster Ate My Mum

I’ve now turned this poem into a storybook. You can read it here.

Mummy used to laugh,

Mummy used to smile,

But I haven’t heard her giggle,

Or seen her happy for a while.

 

She sleeps when it’s daytime,

And is awake all through the night,

I don’t know why, I don’t know how,

But something isn’t right.

 

She doesn’t shower ever,

She doesn’t even get dressed,

Her hair looks like it needs a brush,

It’s an awful, dreadful mess.

 

Her eyes are full of sadness,

When she speaks she sounds so flat,

I heard her saying she’s ugly,

And stupid, and useless, and fat.

 

I want to make her better,

To put a smile back on her face,

I want for her to be happy again,

And for our home to be a wonderful place.

 

But for now I’ll give her cuddles,

And rest my head upon her tum,

And if ever meet the beast,

I’ll whack the monster that ate my mum.

 

 

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39 thoughts on “A Monster Ate My Mum

  1. This is absolutely brilliant, I LOVE it. Fantastic to look at it from a child’s perspective. Thank you so much for linking up. I’m so honoured to be in the presence of some very talented people 🙂 x

  2. This is lovely. And scary. My son has talked about me being like this after Rich died, and what an impact it had on him at a time when he was grieving too. Seeing it in words though, just makes it clearer.

  3. Pingback: Mental Health Monday – Monday 8th April to Sunday 14th April #MHMonday | Mum in a Hurry

  4. This design is steller! You most certainly know how to keep
    a reader entertained. Between your wit and your videos,
    I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Excellent job.

    I really enjoyed what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it.

    Too cool!

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