I wouldn’t know where I would be
Without my mum right by my side.
I wouldn’t be the man I am
Without her words of wisdom and advice.
I wouldn’t have the love of learning
That I now pass to my son
I wouldn’t find the joy in being
With others and with one.
I wouldn’t have the courage
To face adversity
In each boyhood battle
There we stood
My strong mum and proud me.
My mother had my back
When noone else seemed to care
If I was hurt or lost or lonely
My mum she would be there.
There’s nothing quite like a mother’s hug
When the days are dark and long,
A mother has a subtle way to
Point out when I was wrong.
My compassion and integrity
Are gifts passed down from Ma,
Priceless gifts that stand the test of time,
That will help me go quite far.
Frequently my mum will share
Crude posts and profanity
That others my despair about
But it’s humour, and that’s me.
My mum she taught me to be strong
For others when you feel
Like breaking down and crumbling,
Such strength. A woman of steel.
Life has thrown such shit at mum
That others would have broken
She’s a rock, a trooper,
No other would I have chosen.