Prose For Thought – A Mothers Day Special #Prose4T

This week’s Prose For Thought is dedicated to the most important person in our lives – Mum.

My Mum is a complete and utter rock. I am the eldest of 7 children and everyday I wonder how on earth she did it! She has been through so much in her life. As well as having us lot, she lost her Mum at a very early age, cared for her Dad every day for 10 years when he was suffering from Parkinson’s Disease, she has been diagnosed with breast cancer – twice – and on the second occasion had a mastectomy. I remember being so upset and all she could say was ‘It’s ok, I’ve got another one’! To top it all, my father was awful to her (I won’t go into detail).

So Mum, I want you to know that everything I’ve learnt about being a Mum, I’ve learnt from you – my perfect example. This one’s for you.

My Mum

A woman like you, there is no other

Caring for me, my sisters and brothers

My Mother


Ferrying us around, we were carefree

All you probably wanted was a cup of tea

Mum’s taxi


Keeping us afloat, we have you to thank

Without your help we might have sank

Mum’s bank


Of sick bucket, you were always bearer

For all of us – you couldn’t be fairer

Our Carer


Without you we’d have ended up in a hearse

Can I use that word in amongst this verse?

Our Nurse


With you around there’s nothing to fear

Conversations with you I’ll always hold dear

A listening ear


You’ve been through more than most people know

If you were scared, you put on a good show

My Hero


I want you to know you’re my number one

A love that binds us, never undone

My Mum

© Victoria Welton 5th March 2013


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  1. March 11, 2013 / 10:42 pm

    your mum sounds wonderful and it’s lovely that you have such a close relationship, I have that with my mum too. x

    • Victoria
      March 12, 2013 / 11:37 pm

      Mums are the best! 🙂 x

  2. March 11, 2013 / 6:35 am

    Lovely,written from the heart I can tell. I wish my brain would allow me to write poetry and stories again!
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    • Victoria
      March 11, 2013 / 10:14 pm

      Aww, thanks lovely lady – and thanks for linking up today 🙂 xx

    • Victoria
      March 8, 2013 / 5:57 pm

      Thank you – she truly is 🙂 x

    • Victoria
      March 8, 2013 / 5:57 pm

      Thanks lovely, I don’t believe that for one second – Beth certainly is clever like her Mum 🙂 x

    • Victoria
      March 8, 2013 / 5:58 pm

      Thank you 🙂 x

  3. Lorraine
    March 7, 2013 / 8:12 pm

    This is such a gorgeous poem. Captures everything that Mum is – everything to everyone. I really like the structure too. I’m no lit crit person but I think that the stark ending to each stanza (get me – I remember that word from school!) makes you think more about it. Really good xxx
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    • Victoria
      March 8, 2013 / 5:58 pm

      Thank you so much Lorraine, what a lovely comment – I feel really chuffed 🙂 x

    • April 17, 2013 / 10:45 pm

      I second that – I love the ending to each stanza.
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  4. Mrs Teepot
    March 7, 2013 / 3:13 pm

    A really wonderful verse, your mum sounds like an amazing lady
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    • Victoria
      March 8, 2013 / 5:59 pm

      She truly is – thank you Livi x

  5. March 7, 2013 / 10:01 am

    Mums are heros! Loved this poem – beautiful tribute to your Mum this Mothers Day xx
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    • Victoria
      March 8, 2013 / 6:00 pm

      Thanks Helen – I’m so glad you like it 🙂 x

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