Yesterday was the one month anniversary of Louis Tomlinson’s mother’s death, with Johannah Deakin tragically passing away from Leukaemia on the 7th of December 2016, aged just 42.
As well as One Direction star Louis, Johannah was mother to 18-year-old Lottie, 16-year-old Felicite, 12-year-old twins Daisy and Phoebe and two-year-old twins Ernest and Doris.
Louis hit the headlines when he bravely took to the X Factor stage to make his debut as a solo artist just days after Johannah’s death, honouring his pre-arranged commitment with the ITV show and fulfilling his mum’s final wish, however, the past few weeks have understandably been incredibly difficult for the 25-year-old singer and his bereaved family.
Last night, his teen sister Felicite took to her popular Twitter page to share a heartbreaking poem about losing her mother, admitting: “This one hits home for me, find comfort in poems, feel less alone.”
This one hits home for me, find comfort in poems, feel less alone ❤️ pic.twitter.com/eAqEI4AbWU
— Félicité ???? (@fizfizfiz) January 8, 2017
The poem, called ‘Mother Last Day’, includes the poignant lines: “I stroked her hair and wiped her eyes, wanting so much for them to open and see that I was alone there in the world, alone with the agony growing inside me.”
Other heartrending verses share: “How could they know that I was dying inside? I couldn’t and you wouldn’t face tomorrow.”
And: “One last time I kissed your face and held your hand to touch my cheek, I wanted to carry you away from there, my fragile mother who was just too weak.”
The post comes just days after Felicite’s 12-year-old sister Daisy posted a sweet throwback of herself with her mother, wishing her a Happy New Year.
The entire family have been praised by Louis’ fans for how strong and united they have been in the face of such a huge tragedy, with Lottie often documenting their daily lives over on her Snapchat channel, particularly showing the older siblings attempt to keep life as normal as possible for their toddler brother and sister.
Louis previously thanked fans for their ongoing support, admitting that his mum would have been “proud” of the amount of love that has surrounded him.