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Today Is My Mother’s Birthday

And I celebrate though she’s no longer here

My mother was ill as long as I could remember; she had what she called a ‘bad heart’ and it wasn’t until I was older that I understood that she lived with imminent heart failure most of her life.

Yet live she did, for seventy-seven years before her heart finally gave out. Her heart consultant once described mum to…



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Marla Bishop

Londoner, philosophy graduate, journalist, relationship coach, wife & mother. MA in Novel Writing; working on 1st novel. Follow me: