Back in the mid 90s I wrote a poem on behalf of my five children to give to their mother on Mother’s Day.
Almost 20 years on the three eldest are now into their 30s and I am a grandfather now. I feel the sentiments of my poem are still as meaningful as they were back then. I wonder if you agree?
Mum Stands the test of time
by G. A. Evans
Mum is my companion
Mum is my rock
Mum cooks my dinner and finds that missing sock!
Mum is provider
who often goes without
Mum can be so tender
But you should hear her shout!
When in times of trouble
Mum will lend an ear
The with her compassion
A rainbow will appear!
Although mum has her problems
– things I cannot see,
she doesn’t want to let it show
So she keeps those things from me!
When I’d rather watch the telly
or play a computer game – though they all get boring,
mum remains the same!
Oh! How I love her cuddles
Her soft voice is so nice,
but best of all are her meals
topped with savoury rice!
Mum is really pretty
with a smiley face,
until she sees the things scattered
all around the place.
Then you should hear her language
My! Does she get mad – but after all
she is the best mum I’ve ever had!
Geoff A Evans
East Avenue, Stanfree, Bolsover, S44