Prompt: On to this week’s one-word prompt, where this week’s word is:
- Your response must be between 33 and 333 words.
- You must use the 3rd definition of the given word in your post.
- The word itself needs to be included in your response.
I once thought I’d write a book although have since realized it is not within me to do so, but I thought it would be of our family, and emphasizing the woman, ‘my mother’ who raised us. There were 10 of us and unfortunately she didn’t receive much help from our father for reasons I won’t go into. I have written much of her in the past, because she worked so hard for so long, but I felt she always had such a ‘grace’ in her being and near the end of her life I believe she lived…in an ‘Age of Grace’ which would have been the title to my book. Here is my humble submission albeit an amateur level poem.
She smiled at me with certain love
I rested in her care
The moments and the days went by
She had so much to bear..
Many children now totaling ten
To love and to protect
She worked so hard each day because
That’s what one would expect.
As years went by, she seldom rests
There was so much to do
Her strength ne’er waned, she carried on
Her loved remained as ever true.
Then came a time which always does
As older she became
Her family now had to learn
To look after her the same..
They helped her as she realized
Old age she had to face
But all her children saw in her
Was this woman full of grace.