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
Reposted for

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


  1. Oh!❤️💜This is such a deep and eloquent write, Linda! A most beautiful and touching tribute to your mother. Especially resonate with these lines; "Bridging the gap, sometimes frightened, often lonely, branching out determined to do life well. Pioneer spirit in her groove." Thank you so much for participating at Prompt Nights and for your constant love and support❤️💜

    Lots of love,

  2. Great idea. Great tribute. Perfect ending

  3. Love the entire poem, especially the last three lines... They make me want to hug her tight.

  4. Very nice tribute

    Have a nice weekend

    much love...

  5. "Nineteenth century dignity
    pitted against
    twentieth century crass" That was my Granny to a tee. Love this poem