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I'm turning into Mother

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I'm turning into Mother

I’m turning into mother
Eyebrows, nose, and lips.
Bosoms hanging, almost, to
my child bearing hips.

She’s grumpy and forgetful
And I’m growing much the same.
Tables now are turning
In the parent child game.

It’s me that does the cleaning,
Feeds and dresses too
Who always asks before we go
‘have you been to the loo’?

Her childlike ways increasing
throwing tantrums, snubbing food,
and me left to be patient
understanding, kind, and good

I’m turning into mother.
But the future I can see.
‘cos they tell me life’s a circle,
and soon, that child will be me.

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  1. Date: 11/23/2012 4:45:00 AM
    I feel the same way as you do. As far as I remember the things i used to tell my kids now is what my mom use to tell me. Nice poem!

    Locke Avatar Kaye Locke
    Date: 11/23/2012 8:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Michael. Of course, my mum would be horrified if she read it - I daren't show it to her!!
  1. Date: 7/18/2012 3:20:00 PM
    Nottinghamshire? Good to know you, Kaye. I am turned into this child you speak of - 83 years old - but the journey is worth it. Love the kids. How about you send some of that water up our way in Saginaw, MIchigan. I'll send you some dry. Love, daver

    Locke Avatar Kaye Locke
    Date: 7/19/2012 3:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Lovely to meet you to Daver! Raining again here - but somewhat optimistically we are having solar panels fitted today, so never give up hope on an English summer!
  1. Date: 7/15/2012 12:45:00 PM
    fabulous introspection....marvellous writing...i laughed constantly as the verses succeeded each other.....so true of many grown up ex-children ...excellent work

  1. Date: 7/15/2012 9:35:00 AM
    Oh, I love this piece, Kaye! It reminds me of the children's book, "Love You Forever". I'd cry each time I'd read it, so my daughter would get me to read it often. Tables turn, now she is the one who'd read it and wept.:) "they tell me life's a circle", and so it is!! Best wishes, Mikki

  1. Date: 7/15/2012 7:01:00 AM
    A very insightful piece. In my case, I'm caring for my mom-in-law and the first two lines of the fourth stanza describe her to a tee. I'm putting this in my favs. Love, Kim

  1. Date: 7/15/2012 6:50:00 AM
    great poem with insight. i'm ready to start over too.

  1. Date: 7/15/2012 6:15:00 AM
    lovely written ,so true Kaye,lifes cycle