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Mum Writes Poem In Boys' Memory

Thursday November 13 2014

A MUM who lost her two sons in a house fire has penned a heartbreaking poem in their memory.

Claire Sykes wrote about Jack, 12, and nine-year-old Paul before posting it on Facebook.

Paul died in the blaze on Tennyson Close, Penistone, on October 22. Jack was taken to hospital and survived for five days before succumbing to his injuries.

The boys had been visiting their dad, Paul, 44, who was separated from their mum, when the fire started.

Fire and police investigators said that the fire was started deliberately and that an accelerant had been used.

The boys' funeral will be held at 11am at St John's Church, Penistone, tomorrow. Claire wants mourners to wear colour.

To Jack and Paul
I love you both so very much
And I loved you equally the same
No matter what each day would bring and even when you fought
We remained united in heart and thought
We shared a bond which was deep and true
Unbreakable to the end
And when I held you in my arms I never wanted to let you go
We shared love and laughter, tears and distress
Triumphs and disasters
Two lovely boys just trying to do your best
I have to let you go now and it's breaking my heart in two
Run now with the angels Paul
Jack keep playing your heavenly music difficult I know because I'm keeping your trumpet safe with me
Our parting like this has broken lots of hearts, mine most of all
But through memories and love you'll remain safe in our hearts forever more.

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Reply Posted by bfc:) on Thursday November 13 2014 at 13:15
Just read this heartbreaking poem with tears in my eyes..

No mum should bury their child let alone 2 on the same day..

You and your family will be in my prayers and thoughts tomorrow..

God bless you all..

R.I.P. Paul and Jack

Reply Posted by 4ft11andshrinking on Thursday November 13 2014 at 17:33
And out of the madness the sadness appears, your cross is heavy now but not forever dear, they will be forever near. God bless you all.

Reply Posted by r on Thursday November 13 2014 at 18:03
Thoughts will be with you tommorow such aaterrible thing to happen xx

Reply Posted by K on Thursday November 13 2014 at 19:10
So heart breaking to read my thoughts are with you and the rest of the family xx

Reply Posted by nicky on Thursday November 13 2014 at 19:21
God bless you Claire , keep strong , my thoughts and prayers are with you xx

Reply Posted by sally on Thursday November 13 2014 at 19:22
You'll be in my thoughts tomorrow. Heartfelt poem, brought me to tears. I cannot imagine what you're going through, but just know, you have lots of people behind you at this terrible time. (((hugs))). X

Reply Posted by chrissy on Thursday November 13 2014 at 19:32
Such a lovely poem my heart goes out to my love I cant imagine wot u r goin thru at this heartbreaking time x

Reply Posted by kelly on Thursday November 13 2014 at 19:45
My heart goes out to you god bless to you claire and thoughts are with you god bless xx try and keep strong at this sad time r.i.p paul and jack what a lovely poem

Reply Posted by katie1979 on Thursday November 13 2014 at 20:16
God bless you. My heart goes out to you no mother should ever have to go through what you are right now. Fly high and bright with the angels boys. You will be in my thoughts tomorrow xx

Reply Posted by alison winstanley on Thursday November 13 2014 at 20:27
Only just realised my daughter summer used to go running with Paul,thinking about you and your family tomorrow xxx

Reply Posted by Tracy on Thursday November 13 2014 at 20:58
Thoughts and prayers for you tomorrow Claire its heartbreaking..Beautiful poem..Keep strong xxxx

Reply Posted by mum of three on Saturday November 15 2014 at 19:19
I have no words they will never be enough.
God Bless

Reply Posted by Dr Debate on Saturday November 15 2014 at 19:42
I've never met you or your family Claire.This picture and poem specks volumes.

Where ever you get your strength from, may your little Angels give you the strength to carry on.

Reply Posted by Noel. on Saturday November 15 2014 at 23:32
Claire, I am so sorry and upset too at your loss and was angered when I read the tragic story on my computer here in Melbourne OZ. We were praying on for Jack during his time in hospital. What a shocking waste of life for two young boys. I do hope you get plenty of support for years to come so try and be strong. We all love you Claire & stay well .