Most men will admit that they don’t think about their mother often enough or treat her as considerately as they should. They forget that while they’re busy getting on with working lives, their mothers are always worrying about them and willing them on, ready to do anything they can to help.
Mothers don’t ask anything in return for their love and support…just a phone call, a hug or a visit now and then. That counts for far more than any Mother’s Day chocolates or flowers, bought as an afterthought at the last possible moment.
Irish performance poet has captured these feelings brilliantly in his poem, May.
The opening line gets straight to the heart of the matter. “I hugged my mother today for the first time in God knows how long…”
Kenny, who’s from Dublin, then goes on to explore the reasons we give ourselves for not visiting or calling, like we’re too busy working, or too tired from working…familiar territory for all mothers and sons.
Cashmere Media has produced the poem as a video featuring Brid Ni Neachtain as the mother and David Moore as the son. It’s directed by Tony Callaly and the music is by The Swedish Railway Orchestra. Watch it here…but prepare to be moved.