Fay Slimm.





On sun-honeyed cottage walls another day
knocks and ousts from bed every duty-clad
mother to wake snoring offspring and move 
bread-winning others.

As whinny of sea breeze shakes bud-drop
on frothy trees ravelled bed-sheets leave
sweating bodies, crumple floor-wards and
stretching sonlings wriggle toes as yawns
mist morning's wonders.

Kitchened in throb of breakfast-sizzle old
dog squints at dawn and whimpers at call
from white-aproned bustle, hobbles out
whining at chatter of hob-blackened pot
as brown tea rouses  cobbled-clog rush
to scoop buttered bread then pocketed
for hunger's staving.


For decades hard living meant mothers
held ropes together at home by giving
no ear to complaint from fine-weather
seekers and set zealous fire under lazy
dalliance whether it's glow was heeded
or no, but with bark worse than bite as
the old saying goes.


Unrivaled is female dedication and this
Special Day notes its lead in the family.  

Praise for years of caring Mothers.


  • Author: Fay Slimm. (Offline Offline)
  • Published: March 22nd, 2020 07:49
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 63
  • Users favorite of this poem: dusk arising, Amon.


  • orchidee

    A fine write and tribute Fay.

  • Alan .S. Jeeves

    A wake up call for anyone who has forgotten their mum today Fay. Well writ.

    Ex animo, Alan

  • Neville

    a fine write indeed dear Fay


  • FredPeyer

    Mothers are a special species, and you said it well. Like the picture too. It reminded me of another saying:
    Duct Tape is like the Force, it has a dark side and a bright side, and it holds the world together!


    BRIAN HERE - Good Evening FAY thanks for your Poem in praise of Mothers ! Im fortunate that I sill have my MUM ! She has been the focus of all things in my life. She always devoted herself 100% to me my Brother & Sister we have all fled the nest so now she just looks after my Dad ! She cooked all the food washed all the Clothes - and fought our corners 24/7. My MUM is still my best friend and (until) I get married I enjoy Sunday Lunch at my Mums every other week ! Fortunately My Mum is more than happy to pass on her responsibilities to ANGELA ~ AMEN !

    Blessings & Peace & Joy
    Love BRIAN & ANGELA 💛💛💛
    Please check *God is my Shepherd* Thanks !

  • dusk arising

    Wow Fay Wow! I loved every word of this.... i pictured so vividly mum's morning, so much so, i thought you were presenting the scenery for a screenplay before me.
    Capturing my heart and I'm sure every readers heart for we all (mostly) had this loving, caring, dutiful person in our life. Definitely touched me.

    Yes, a must for my favourites.

  • Goldfinch60

    Wonderful write Fay, mothers held all their families together in life.


  • Amon

    I feel like embracing mine mom right now, thanks mom Fay

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