I Have Been Sleeping

My mother whispered gently in my ear
She said I should wake up and live
She doesn’t want me to mourn forever
Her sweet voice told me to forgive

I carried anger like a swollen cloud
I often wonder if she would be proud
When she was alive she didn’t approve
My behaviour was unladylike and loud

Sometimes something beautiful fades
Into fresh lilies scattered on her grave
The spirit moves in mysterious ways
These days I do what she says

There’s no cause for what will be will be
When you are struck down and out
When you have been sleeping for a decade
One day you will wake up to the truth

 That catapults you into a myriad of dreams
Dancing where great freedom reigns
It has been a decade and my mother is dead
I have been sleeping but it’s high time to awake

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