The Seagulls Song

A young woman discovers she has breast cancer and tells her friend and neighbour- her son is a promising young footballer and his father likes a pint or three. Get the hankies ready when reading this one.


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The hospital asked if she would like to go home by ambulance but Margaret said that she would get a taxi back. The receptionist rang the taxi firm and they were there within a few minutes.

By the time Margaret got home she was feeling sick. Margaret thanked her friend for going with her to the hospital.

“It’s the least I can do pet; and listen if there is anything I can do to help just give me a call okay.”

Margaret went into the house went into the toilet and was violently sick. It seemed like she had had her head stuck down the toilet an eternity but eventually she was able to stand up and walk into the living room. Lying down on the settee she drifted off to sleep.


Georgie woke her up when the sound of the key being pulled from outside ratted against the door. Margaret sat up when Georgie came in.

“Had a good day son?

“I made shepherds pie; I brought it home for our tea tonight.

“That’s good I will put some broccoli and some peas on.

Georgie gave his mother the shepherd’s pie in a metal dish; she placed it in the oven she then cut up the broccoli and placed it in a pan and opened the tin of bachelor’s garden peas.

“Do you want to out tonight son?

“Well I can go down to the Collingwood club.”

“What’s on down there tonight?

“There’s Gymnastics and Judo tonight but I can hang out with my friends down there. “ Good; I want you to go there tonight because you and your dad have to talk.

“Is anything wrong mam?

“No; I just want to talk about how best to spend the money I won. “ Don’t worry Georgie we are not going to spend the money we are putting away for your education.”

When Tom came in they all sat at the table and ate the food that Georgie had made.

“This is lovely Georgie son said his mother; “You are going to make some woman a great husband. After they had all eaten the food Georgie had made.

Georgie changed; his mother gave him a pound and told him she would see him later.

“What’s going on said Tom; you practically threw our son out.

“Was I that good last night?

“No; it’s not about last night Tom.”

“Well would you tell me what hell is this about Margaret?

 “I went to the doctor today.”

“Christ Margaret we haven’t had sex for months; my sperms are fast at front crawl but not that fast.”

“I have Cancer Tom; I’m dying.”

“You’re kidding me right?

“No; Tom I had my first Radiotherapy and Chemo’ today.


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