My Type 2 Diabetes Avoidance Blog – Good Morning Mum – Poem

Good morning mum,

Good morning mums everywhere; unsung heroes who miraculously do –

Good morning to mums who melt into the background and let their children shine.

Good morning to quiet mums like mine.

Good morning, good morning, to good morning mums, to mums who bake and make and sew and help small things grow.

Good morning mums’ hips, bums and tums,

Good morning to varicose vein mums, breast cancer mums, hip op mums, cyst on your ovaries mums, and what is more difficult, good morning to mums with cancer of the esophagus,

Good morning to mums with children, to mums without children, to mums of murdered children, good morning to mums of silenced children.

Good morning to mums of singing children, of dancing children, of diving, and prancing, ballet and riding, elocution and human rights children.

Good morning to mums of cyclists, skateboarders, ice champions and book hoarders, doll collectors, body boarders, writers, teachers, street sellers, rock climbers, actors, stunt men and women, nurses, doctors, trapeze artists; good morning mums.

Good morning to mums of retail mums, to mums of statesticians, beauticians, to veterinary mums, to brain surgeon mums, to professor mums, to yoga, belly dancer, street sweeper, roofer, welder, runner and winger mums.

Good morning mums.



Published by hermionelaake - Awards-nominated writer and associate editor O:JA&L

Whilst working on long fiction, Laake/Wilds write short stories, poetry, essays and blogs weekly. Laake appeared on Blog Talk Radio in 2016 in an interview across continents with Susan Wingate. Laake is an awards nominee, Jointly-published and Indie writer. Nominated for the Avon and Authonomy First Lines prize, 2014 and the H. G. Wells Grand Prize for Fiction, 2013 for the original #MYFRIENDALIEN out on AMAZON BOOKS in 2022. Flash fiction is published with Open: Journal of Arts and Letters. Laake has an MA from KU with distinction and a BA in English Literature.

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