She walks too quickly past the door,
his clothes no longer on the floor,
no fetid smell pervades his room,
her boy is leaving home
His music once would fill the air
he sings off key without a care
and leaves half eaten pizza where
the dog can always find it.
His clothes were on his own ‘floor’drobe’
His overflowing washing pile,
she’d gladly launder, iron and hang,
already missing his sweet smile.
His cases waiting by the car
together with some pots and pans.
A student cookbook also packed
She made sure there was naught he lacked
The time draws close, she feels a knot
get bigger in her throat,
but chokes it down and smiles a lot
and just puts on her coat.
The drive to Cambridge took an age.
He chatted all the way.
She saw excitement in his eyes,
this was his special day
He’ll leave a boy, come back a man
she feels her job is done.
He’s on his way to start his life
no longer needs his loving mum…..
Dedicated to all those Mums at this time of year seeing their kids off to University and college..that empty heart just echoes!!!