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Take my hand mam

Posted by appolus on December 17, 2015

I wrote this poem based on the last thing my sister said on this earth. She was lying on her death bed and holding my mum’s hand. She was unconscious but awoke for a moment and said ” mam,” and then slipped away as my mom held her hand. It’s a profound thing to feel the life of your loved one fade away. This is quite a Scottish poem so my fellow Greenockians will probably understand it better. (Whiskey was the name of our cat growing up and chip was our wee dog)

Take my hand mam
It’s time for me to leave
Why so sad mam
I see those tears upon your sleeve

Don’t cry for me mam
This life has not been good to me
Yet in just a moment’s time
I’ll finally be set free

I remember ally bally
And sitting on your knee
I remember Whiteside’s flowers
And being late for tea

I remember summers long ago
And swimming in the dam
Fires on Kilgreggan’s beach
But most of all my mam

I remember daddy kissing you
Me jumping on his back
I remember wee chip standing there
And whiskey getting whacked

I was young them mam, you know
I could never guess what lay ahead of me
Just as well, don’t you think mam
That the future’s something we cannot see

I lie here now I see your face
My hand in yours a warm embrace
He’s coming now, the Lord for me
And with Him forever I will be

Goodbye mam it’s time to go
I loved you always, this you know
Take my hand and lay it down
For I’ve exchanged it for a crown

Close your eyes and think of me
Tighter mam, now, can you see?
I’m beautiful, He’s made me whole
He’s replaced everything the locusts stole

Mam, we’ll meet again one day
When you come to the end of the narrow way
And together we’ll dance and praise and sing
The glories of our risen King.

5 Responses to “Take my hand mam”

  1. Just beautiful.

  2. selah said

    touching and beautiful.. I’m reblogging it on My Dappled Path.

  3. selah said

    Reblogged this on My Dappled Path.

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