If you’ve read about how I became a published author, you’ll know it all really began when I turned to writing during my son’s illness and then after he died. Poetry was the perfect way for me to explore and understand my feelings during such a difficult time and I’m sharing a selection of them in the hope that others might be able to relate to them too.
The following poems are concentrated on the themes of bereavement and caring for a seriously ill child and, along with the books I publish, are Nathan’s legacy.
I continue to feel connected to my son and know I always will.
The best thing I could do for my son was to give him a ‘normal’ life, all the while knowing I might lose him one day.
Bereavement can sometimes feel like drowning and this poem was my attempt to describe those raw emotions immediately after losing my son.
This was my way of explaining how difficult it is at times for a bereaved parent to be able to talk about their child.
I wrote this to explain the incredible influence my son had on me while he fought his illness.
This was my way of describing one amazing little boy.
Describing how life changed when my son became ill and how he gave me the strength to go on.
Despite the complex issues of caring for a sick child, the most important thing was simply being a mum.
A message to those who loved and grieved for my son.