Friday, March 10, 2017

Mrs. Folks

Diminutive woman

Reluctant mother


Forced through chaos
to awareness

Growing toward autonomy

Nineteenth century dignity

pitted against

twentieth century crass

Bridging the gap

Sometimes frightened

Often lonely

Branching out

Determined to do life well

Pioneer spirit

In her groove


In memory of my Mother
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Prompt Nights – Women are the real architects of Society – International Women’s Day Special 🌹

Sunday, March 5, 2017

A Memory

She has a memory of meals
prepared everyday
without fanfare
on an old wood burning stove
Kettle boiling, stew simmering,
scent of spice settling
Table laden with crockery, cutlery, 
tea pot, mugs, buns and butter,
and, alongside,
two chairs,


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Prompt Nights – It’s in an old kitchen that the best food is made – [43]

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