A Smile For Labour – Poem

A smile for the labour ©JK.Leahy

Geraniums flower beautifully, keep a lush appearance in some of the hottest, driest conditions, yet here she is blooming in the middle of Australian winter. JKLeahy pic.

A smile for labour

Her hands once tender

Cultivated hardened soil

Hardening her soft hands

In labour she offered you

Tired, dried, and withered

Kept in safe, warmth and fed

In her heart’s tender glow

She watched you grow

Watching growth take you

Blossomed and robust you

Moist, fed and comforted you

Then a gift arrived, packaged

In reward, for a hand tendered

You surprised her

Your first smile, a glorious bloom

For the hardened hand

Her heart lifted

And smiled

9 thoughts on “A Smile For Labour – Poem”

      1. I loved your poem, JL! You don’t often post poetry, so it was lovely to see and read. 🙂
        Catch up time for me today! We’ve been out most of the weekend with Kieran (grandson) and last night I eventually got round to two blog awards – the one you nominated me for being one of them. Talk again soon. 🙂

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      2. Oh lovely – I am glad you caught up with your awards – Miss Star. I am still behind in mine. Perhaps this weekend, I could bash them out. I have been schooling myself on internet marketing. I would like to have your book an other friends’ books on my blog to help you sell. Once I finish my course, I will organise. I need to put up a Page and then feature (thinking…) how best to do it.

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      3. That sounds like an awesome idea, Joycelin, and thank you so much for thinking of me. ❤ How on earth you have time for courses with all the other things you do, I don't know. I love my new title, too! 😀


      4. Your poem was excellent and you have every reason to be proud of it! But I know what you mean about feeling shy about doing something different. Now you’ve dived in and made a start. I’ll look forward to reading the next one.

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