Mother of fact

as a mother of fact
she kept
all her offspring
intact

she fed them
she bathed them
and kept them
in line

they all went
and crossed it
but we think
she’ll be fine

Mother

conceive me
carry me
hold me
feed me
need me
raise me
appraise me

stroke me
pet me
affect me
trust me
support me
believe me
perceive me

slap me
confuse me
reject me
eject me
neglect me
excuse me
leave me
be…

Little one

little one
on her arm
her nana
meant no harm
when she dropped her
on the floor
when granddad
opened the door

little one
broken in two
nana clueless
what to do
granddad said
I’ll fix her up
I’ll just get
some super glue

Witty word: Daddycation

Definition of daddycation
/dad-ee-kay-shuhn/

Noun
1 the act of daddycating.

2 the state of being daddycated:
She showed total daddycation to her father who did nothing but drink, shout and write poetry.

Origin of daddycation:
2021; poetpas ©; Modern English, based on philosophical wit.

Hollowcause

lured
caught
assembled
marked
branded
abandoned
kicked
beaten
deported
dragged
shoved
pushed
souls exported
shot
killed
hung
gassed
terminated
cremated
burned
belongings flung
unreturned
the innocent
lost
the Holocaust

Birthdays

am I willing
am I able
able to cope
with the rope
that extends the time
tying years together
in predictive boredom
of birthdays yet to come
groundhogged
and fogged
by hollow words
mixed with cake and beer
and fear
having to do this again
and again
every bloody year?

Ol’ folk waiting

wind blowing
all knowing
elderly pondering
faces wondering
leaning on canes
waiting for trains
whilst they smile
all the while
reminiscing
talking about diseases
before time ceases
about the weather
bonding them together
with their last
gentle laughter
causerie
now and forever
after