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

go off to decorate some 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 sew

my ever watchful mum


i never will forget the day

an April shower washed away

the needle from the stack of hay

the legend i call 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





  • FredPeyer

    I just wish I could have read this poem to my mom when she was still alive. It is beautiful, tender, and so full of love.

    • tepo

      thank you Fred
      very kind as always
      really appreciated

    • Christina S

      What a beautiful dedication to your mother! So beautifully written in a way that only you can.

      • tepo

        thank you
        lovely comment again

      • Fay Slimm

        A wonderful tribute in such pleasing rhyme - - good mums are worthy of beautiful words and this read just catches the meaning of love's key.

        • tepo

          ta Fay
          appreciate it

        • Goldfinch60

          Wonderful tribute to your mum, and all mums.

          • tepo

            thanks Goldfinch
            appreciate your time and read

          • Louis Gibbs

            A day for tributes to our moms, it seems, and this is a fine one, tepo! Well written and emotive.

            • tepo

              thank you Louis
              greatly appreciated

            • Santita

              This is so beautiful, Stevie. Wonderful to read such a lovely tribute. Great rhyme & flow; as always :).

              • tepo

                appreciate your time and comment

              • lasergraph

                Loved the tribute. Great write.

                • tepo

                  thank you sir
                  very much appreciate your read and comment

                • squeakyfluff

                  a beautiful way to commemorate her. great as usual. Squeaky :)

                  • tepo

                    thank you squeaky
                    very much appreciated

                  • samreen Chowdhury

                    Beautifully written!

                    • tepo

                      thank you Samreen
                      very grateful for your time and comment

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