Falling and Laughing at Latitude

hi, I'm the woman who went off on one about my mum and her head injury, thank you so much for the book, i'm really enjoying it. Would love to send you my mum's book, can I get an address to send it too. Also, as a poet I have found writing about my mums condition one of the best ways to deal with it and celebrate her as a person and how she inspires others by being such a positive loving person despite all the difficulties she faces. Heres two poems I have written about her, hope you enjoy and hope to see you both and even your son, again sometime, I live in London. I think a forum for people with similar disabilities and for families and friend of people with disabilites would be very useful. I got an email from my mum today, it read, I am practising my key board email skills.Love Dympna. Its 36 years since her accident but shes still learning.

For Mum

Let Springsteen sweep us
Around the kitchen floor
Let hugs hold forever
With love forever more

Emotion out ways, always
Your shrivelled arm
Your shrivelled head
The words you never said

The body’s just a carcass
Yours a battered one
But no agile athlete
Ever achieved your feet

No martyr on a cross
Bore your affliction
With smiling eyes determined heart,
No need to prove you're smart

So forget the pretentious ones
Screw the upper class
I love you for your laugh
And protecting my path

Emotion out ways articulation
For you are a flawless child smith
For you hammered, honed me
Now I'm a person I can live with

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