At the crack of dawn, silently slipping out of the silky night
Angelic faces wearing dreamy smiles, my day's first sight
The crowing rooster just rubbing his sleepy red eyes
The sun, on the other side of east, snoring loud and nice
As I saunter into kitchen- "Mum's cafe, twenty four hours open"
To begin nourishing my motherly duty with tender devotion
Goddess Venus in a clear sky inspiring me, shining bright
Blessing me with her vision, may the rest of day be alright
Slowly as wakefulness dawns upon God's creatures on Earth
I pack delicious bounties cooked on my ever faithful hearth
Peering out I feast my eyes on a pair of frolicking proud peacocks
Doves preening by the window sill, I wake lil one with sweet talks
The skies still a bit dark and the breeze blowing soft and cool
I pack off my first born, bag n all, with a hug and a kiss to school
Prayers in a distant temple, chants and the sonorous bell ringing
Aroma of hot chocolate, ginger tea fills home, I work softly singing
When the rising crimson sphere bursts the splendor of his glory
Feeding breakfast to a robust toddler, each bite, a new story!
He'd bounce off soon to his playing den, cuddle his teddy and lie
Sipping some refreshing tea, my hand at writing poetry I shall try.
For: A Couplet morning contest by Francine Roberts