Mothers are amazing
They really are quite great
That is of course if you are lucky
To get one that makes fine cakes.
My mother used to bake
And decorate each year
One cake for each of us four
A birthday cake most dear
There was a Dolly Varden
And the mouse ran up the clock
Holly Hobby loomed quite larger there
And I guess there was a train
But more I don’t remember
And for that it is a shame.
Her talents did not stop there
She used to make us clothes
Fancy dresses, simple shorts
A quilt for each of us.
Then there was the pikelets
On a cold winter’s afternoon.
We’d come in red faced from riding
All the way from school
Hot pikelets on the chopping board
Butter and jam ready to go.
They were the best afternoons
Pity there was no snow.
She often used to stop and play
Instead of clean the house
And a common phrase for all of us
Was “Have you hugged your child today?”
Hugs were freely given,
Love and lots of food.
She didn’t stop her mothering
When we got out of school
She upped the anti and edited
20 000 word thesis’
My mum was pretty darned cool.
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