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I'd never want to relive the day

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I'd never want to relive the day

I’d never want to relive the day.

I’d never want to relive the day
I left my mum, I turned away
And came here to Australia
From England oh, so very far

She cried and cried to see me go
If I’d be back she did not know
Just sixty pound I had on me
Mum never knew just what would be

What else really, could I do?
I’d wed a girl I loved so true
She was from the land of Oz
And with her family her heart was

I’d never want to relive that day
I broke mums heart in such a way
But that’s the way it had to be
Though it caused mum so much misery.

20 December 2013 @ 1730hrs.


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  1. Date: 12/23/2013 12:21:00 AM
    I know it was a very sad time for you, but I also did the same when I left OZ and left my parents and did not know if I would return, but it was a very good write my dear and you expressed your feelings. Luv. Ve x

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/23/2013 3:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It was well worth it my sweet, this is a wonderful county you brought me too, and I am eternally grateful to you....Peterxxxxx
  1. Date: 12/22/2013 8:45:00 PM
    This is sad..but a story of a boy growing into a man I think..ahhh..brings a tear though....:-(

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/23/2013 3:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you donna, coming to Australia is the most wonderful thing I ever did. You have a wonderful Christmas, my friend...peter
  1. Date: 12/21/2013 6:49:00 AM
    I like your honest and sincerity in the expressions Peter,

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/21/2013 3:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Doc, I appreciate you kind comments....peter
  1. Date: 12/20/2013 6:59:00 PM
    We forget so many must to this to grow! Thank you. Happy Holidays! Light & Love

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/21/2013 3:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Debbie and a very happy Christmas to you. May next year shine for you....peter
  1. Date: 12/20/2013 4:23:00 PM
    Your mother must have been so proud of you Peter, Even though it broke her heart to watch you leave. This poem brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for touching my heart with such a wonderful write....Your friend from far away....Roger

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/21/2013 3:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Roger for all the beautiful comments that you have kindly written to me. Have wonderful Christmas, my friend peter
  1. Date: 12/20/2013 3:13:00 PM
    Wrenchingly beautiful, peter. My heart is warmed by this heartfelt song!... huggs

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/20/2013 3:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Nette, I really appreciate your kind comments....peter
  1. Date: 12/20/2013 2:41:00 PM
    Hi Peter, A poignant and honest write.. Ken

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/20/2013 3:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Ken, I appreciate You comments very much....peter
  1. Date: 12/20/2013 2:17:00 PM
    Oh this poem is so sad, you wrote what as i fear so much from my son patrick, he and i are so close and this what you wrote is what i know may happen future. Thank you for writting our future here nice but also fearful. cheri

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/20/2013 3:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Cheri, it was thirty one years before I saw my mum again. But at lest I got to see her before I died. Did not mean to bring your fears out, Sorry....peter
  1. Date: 12/20/2013 1:33:00 PM
    a heartfelt write Peter, very difficult decision... thanks for stopping by

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/20/2013 3:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Joseph, all your comments are very much appreciated....Peter
  1. Date: 12/20/2013 10:56:00 AM
    as a mom, i can relate to your mom's side of the story, but i can also understand following your love to the other side of the world. i hope you got to see your mother again, though...

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/20/2013 3:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Ilene, yes I saw her after thirty one years. I never had the money to go back before this. Thank you for being so understanding...peter
  1. Date: 12/20/2013 6:26:00 AM
    Mothers always worry, they wouldn't be moms if they didn't,.....I see your poetry tends to be about times in your life, you must have a lot of poems...Merry Christmas Peter to you and yours

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/20/2013 3:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Frederic. I generally write about my life because it is the only thing I know much about. A merry Christmas to you and a happy new year, My friend....peter
  1. Date: 12/20/2013 6:14:00 AM
    Ahh!! It is good that you found a great wife but sad for your mom..Mothers know that they will have to let go even though it is hard ...Enjoyed reading your story in poetic form..Thanks for the visit to my page..Sara

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/20/2013 3:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Sara, a very merry Christs and happy new year to you, My friend....peter
  1. Date: 12/20/2013 3:34:00 AM
    - Thanks for all the beautiful poems you have shared with me - and thank you for all your kind comments on my poems,Peter. - Wish you and everyone you love a pleasant Christmas! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/20/2013 3:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    And thank you Anne lise for all your comments, and for letting me read your beautiful poems, You have a wonderful holiday season and a wonderful new year....peter