No More – A Poem for Jo Cox

No More – A Poem for Jo Cox

As well as being an MP, Jo Cox was a wife and mother. Her senseless killing left behind two young children and their dad.

Here is The Motherload®’s tribute to Jo,written by Alison McGarragh-Murphy.

No More – A Poem for Jo Cox

No more morning cuddles,
Small children in your bed.
No more chatty breakfasts,
Or gently ruffled heads.

No more tiny kisses,
Or running in the park.
No more ‘I love you’,
As their hands wave you to work.

No more smudgy paintings,
Proudly proffered back at home.
No more messy mealtimes,
Or splashes from the bath.

No more bedtime stories,
Or lullabies softly sung.
No more midnight kisses,
On sweet, sleeping cheeks.

No more hearing ‘mummy’.
No more feeling hugs.
No more smelling fresh-washed hair.
No more small hands in yours.

No more violence and anger,
No more bile and hate,
No more guns or shootings,
Please, no more.

Alison McGarragh-Murphy

Alison McGarragh-Murphy writes and edits stuff for The Motherload, and is also a radio producer and broadcast journalist, a mum of two and a wife of one. Since becoming a mother she has (mostly) gladly swapped a busy social life of gigs, pubs, art galleries and museums for dancing in the kitchen, drinking on the sofa, finger painting and hanging out at the park. She talks incessantly about not having slept for five years. Follow Alison on Twitter @BertaFanta and on Facebook @ammblogs


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  1. Laura_MotherloadHQ

    17th June 2016 at 1:55 pm

    Very moving Alison. Heartbreaking event x

    • Alison_MotherloadHQ

      18th June 2016 at 9:39 pm

      It’s just too awful for words. X

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