For my mum


Brown bear, you were there before I could walk

Before I could laugh; before I could dream;

Brown bear, you were there before I could talk;

Before I could cry; before I could scream.

My life story in intertwined with yours

We unearthed the world one step at a time

We climbed hills and walked across the moors

Our corner of the world was so sublime.

Seasons have turned and I’ve grown like a tree

I’ve flown the nest; I work in the city;

But here you are! Still watching over me

Just how nature intended it to be.

There is just one thing I would like to say;

Thank you mother, for being there, always.


1. Photo taken from – one of my latest Facebook-related addictions. It’s really fun and useful when wanting to wind up your mates 😉

2. Mum, you said you preferred poems that rhymed so I wrote this one just for you :p

11 thoughts on “For my mum

  1. Avyela says:

    I love this! I love poetry ( I write poetry as well) This is beautiful. I can relate to this with my own Mum. I admire your work! I have followed you and I hope to read more of your work! Please view my page if you feel inclined to do so!


    • Charlie Alford says:

      Thank you very much for your kind words. I am happy you found a way to connect with my writing and it would be a pleasure to visit you work. Us poets, we gotta stick together!! Thanks again 🙂


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