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My Boys and My News

By Jill Rackham

I will never know what it was like for my children to receive such news about their mum,

Telling my boys about my cancer diagnosis was so hard and certainly no fun.

My words were always factual and spoken positively,

I had to be truthful but also wanted to talk so openly.

I had shaken their world with so many unknowns,

At a time when life was different as covid was full blown.

Scans, treatment, and surgery with nights in hospital away from home.

No visiting was allowed so we could only speak by phone.

During my daily struggles in times of much strife,

They made no fuss at all and quietly got on with life.

Being a good mum is what we all aim to be.

During times I've felt so absent and my boys have instead looked after me.

My boys are total superstars and most definitely are resilient,

As how they have dealt with all that has come their way has been truly brilliant!


Connect with Jill and read more of her poetry on Instagram: @poems_to_help_you_through

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