The key


Her smile it comes when life is strange 

Aware of every subtle change 

A BULLSEYE hit on every range 

My ever watchful mum


A builder of the strongest walls 

The fixer of my daily falls 

Goes of to decorate church halls 

The legend I call mum 


She had her helpers this i know 

Directing the entire show 

I got to reap each seed she'd sow

My ever watchful mum 


I never will forget the day 

An April shower washed away 

The needle from the stack of hay 

My legendary mum 


Still every now and then I see 

A sign she's never leaving me 

She gave me life and holds the key 

My one and only mum



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  • Bella Shepard

    A wonderful tribute, to a mother who was exceptional in every way. Beautiful in verse and written with the tender words of love. This stole my heart!

    • peto

      Aw Bella
      Thank you very much
      You have always been very supportive and kind
      It is much appreciated

    • Teddy.15

      Beautiful ❤️

      • peto

        So kind
        Thank you Teddy

      • JuneM

        Amazing poem, I loved it!

        • peto

          Thank you June
          Truly appreciate your time to read and comment

          • JuneM

            of course, anytime for a great writer

          • Dayena

            Your Mum relates to the godly woman in proverbs. 31(Bible).. beautiful poem

            • peto

              Thank you Dayena

            • Christina8

              OMg Stevie, what a 'legendary' poem! I'm sure this tribute to your mom would make her so proud! '''She gave me life and holds the key''' is an impressive line. i hope you keep writing!!

              • peto

                Thank you Christina
                Good to see you here
                Much appreciated

              • Accidental Poet

                Have to pay tribute to your Mum. Great write peto. 😊👍

                • peto

                  The man who tripped over a verse
                  So good to see you ap
                  Extremely grateful for the visit and comment
                  Much obliged

                • Introverted Sage

                  A beautiful write!

                  • peto

                    Hi sage
                    Lovely to see you
                    Thanks very much

                  • Angelia Lamar

                    A beautiful tribute!

                    • peto

                      Thank you very much Angela
                      Truly appreciated

                    • Sunita

                      This is very beautiful, very impressive.

                      • peto

                        Thank you very much sunita
                        Extremely grateful to you for looking back over older writing
                        Much obliged

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