My Mum

She is a person I will always love.


We’ve been through thick and thin, good and bad,
Nothing could destroy the bond we have.

Many men have tried to come between us,
Sexual jealousy, hate and anger,
But the one thing that does come between us
Is a little bit of powder called heroin and crack.

We sometimes managed to stay clean,
But when we met
The co-dependence between us
Would never disappear.
As long as we keep our distance
We get a lot stronger for each other –
We will survive.

I’m dealing with our past
And she is still in it,
But she has a partner who loves and guides her
And I have my higher power
And friends who will help me.
We will both get there
One day.

September 2009