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Saturday, 18 January 2014

Tribute - a wee wife up in heaven by Glen Mirrilees for JoanWhitelaw - my mum



Thank you Glen you made me cry you made my heart smile 

Hi Tommy, 

As i sign of grattitude i wrote this for you tonight, i cannot thank you enough for the support you have given me and iam so grateful. This poem is yours and yours alone, i give all copyright ) you may use it in any way you see fit and i hope maybe parts of it will be of use to you in your crusade.


 
TRIBUTE  

THERE’S A WEE WIFE UP IN HEAVEN
HER LITTLE SON WAS LOUD
SHE COULDN’T BE MUCH PROUDER
TOOK HIS MESSAGE TO THE CROWD.

HE STOOD TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
AND THAT INDEED, HE DID
HE OPENED UP THE PEOPLE’S MINDS
TO PROBLEMS OFTEN HID.

EMBARESSMENT AND STIGMA
HIS WORDS, HE WOULD EXPLAIN
TO SHARE SOME UNDERSTANDING
OF THIS ILLNESS OF THE BRAIN.

AS SOME WILL LOSE A LOVED ONE
NO MATTER HOW YOU CARE
AS SOME WILL NOT REMEMBER
EVEN THOUGH YOU’RE STANDING THERE.

THIS ILLNESS, REALLY CRAZY
THIS ILLNESS, SO UNKIND
AS IT STRIPS THE LOVE, THE ,MEMORIES
IN THE CIRCLES OF YOUR MIND.

SO SPEND A MOMENT THINKING
AND TAKE THE TIME TO SHARE
CAN WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE?
TO A MIND THAT ISN’T THERE.

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