A Song for My Mum

You taught me everything
And everything you’ve given me
I always keep it inside
You’re the driving force in my life
There isn’t anything I can’t do
Or anyone I can’t be
And it wouldn’t feel right
If I didn’t have you in my life
You were there for me
To love and care for me
When skies were grey
You were always by my side
Whenever I feel down
You were always there
To make me smile and comfort me
No one else can be
What you have been to me
You’ll always be
You’ll always be
The girl in my life for all time
Nisa, Nisa you know I love you
Oh you know I love you
Nisa, Nisa you’re the queen of
my heart
Your love is like tears from the stars
Nisa, I just want you to know
Loving you is like food to my soul.
Mum you’re always there for me
Have always been around for me
Even when I was bad!
You showed me right from wrong
Yes, you did.
Mum I see you trying
And struggling to stand up,
Mum it breaks my heart
But mum it’s you
who gives me strength to lift you up

– Young carer, age 18