Missing You on Your 73rd Birthday Mum

                                                       So many happy memories mum

                                                      Come flooding back to me today

                                                      Of birthday celebrations before you went away

                                                      Those wonderful occasions

                                                     Never once changed throughout the years

                                                     But now your smile is missing

                                                    Now replaced with birthday tears

                                                   You may not be here with us

                                                  But the day still means just as much

                                                 And I can feel your presence

                                                 And the comfort of your touch

                                                 So I will celebrate your birthday mum

                                                The way I always do

                                               For the precious love between us

                                               All I owe to you.