It’s What Caitlin Would Say

 I received this from a fellow DIPG parent, who thought maybe I could relate. It is among many beautiful poems and writings I have been blessed to have had sent to me. But this one, well, I could actually hear Caitlin saying it, especially the ending. By the way, I am fine….;)
Ask My Mom How She Is

My Mom, she tells a lot of lies, 
She never did before 
But from now until she dies, 
She’ll tell a whole lot more. 
Ask my Mom how she is 
And because she can’t explain, 
She will tell a little lie 
because she can’t describe the pain. 

Ask my Mom how she is, 
She’ll say”I’m alright.” 
If that’s the truth, then tell me, 
why does she cry each night ? 
Ask my Mom how she is 
She seems to cope so well, 
She didn’t have a choice you see, 
Nor the strength to yell. 

Ask my Mom how she is, 
"I’m fine, I’m well, I’m coping." 
For God’s sake Mom, just tell the truth, 
Just say your heart is broken 
She’ll love me all her life 
I loved her all of mine. 
But if you ask her how she is, 
She’ll lie and say she’s fine. 

I am here in Heaven 
I cannot hug from here. 
If she lies to you don’t listen 
Hug her and hold her near. 

On the day we meet again, 
We’ll smile and I’ll be bold. 
I’ll say, 
"You’re lucky to get in here, Mom, 
With all the lies you told!” 

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