Sunday, March 31, 2013


                                                     Between Heaven and Hell 1989 by Jecek Yerka
Image: Courtesy of Tess' Mag

Nature’s way of ensuring life’s being
Baby’s wailings are sure signs of
either the diapers need changing
or hunger is forcing an issue

Moms, the mobile kitchen are always
at hand. Mom comes running to appease anger
Infants are spared of pangs of hunger
But not for long as change of diet
requires a proper kitchen besides
breast-feeding, warmth and loving care

Early in life the kitchen is seen as an
unequalled savior in the household,
a sanctuary for  mothers to hone her culinary
skills, useful in the long run to ease off from
breast-feeding, or to whip up a quickie snack
for the growing-up years and to stack up the
 ‘fridge and warmers ready for the fast moving
teenagers.  All the while in the background
though, expectation is high from the head of the
household who may sometimes be more
demanding.  An intelligent lady ought to
make adjustments to keep the cries of
empty stomachs within wraps

That’s the reason why mothers are invented
and kept busy!

Note: Apologies all round! Can't thank mothers enough for being there when we need them!

Written for Tess' Magpie Tales #162


  1. smiles. i dont envy the role of a woman...esp these days...working many of them and still expected to have dinner ready and keep the house clean...a smart man would wash the dishes or do the laundry...and not complain about dinner...smiles.

  2. ..'to keep the cries of empty stomachs within wraps' --- Hank this is perfect! mums are the greatest creation of God... smiles...

  3. A mother's lot is epic. Great write.

  4. Perceptive and enlightened...

  5. Written for all MCP's, methinks...

  6. It's just been said, but it will stand resaying: a mother's lot is epic! You say it with abundant clarity in this poem.

  7. Yeah their job is never done, always there and always care.

  8. My maternal and paternal grandmothers had the warmest, most nurturing, fun, creative kitchens ever ~~~ I can only hope mine is half as great. Love your poem ....

  9. Nice tribute to Moms. I would not like to work in that kitchen :)

  10. The kitchen...definitely the savior! Empty stomach within wraps..that's super!!

  11. They have the hardest jobs on earth don't they?? As a momma's boy, I loved this piece Hank.

  12. LoL.....You're pardoned! Kitchen space sure is where the heart of every family should be found.

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  14. I can't say I've ever seen the kitchen as a sanctuary, but a lot of decisive moments occured there! These days I avoid the kitchen when I can. A thoughtful piece and I appreciate the sentiment.

  15. mobile kitchen are always
    at hand... exactly the description of my mum...

    a wise man said.. god can not be everywhere at all the time.. so he created mothers..
    and u r right no amount of words can express Mum

  16. Modern families might differ with you here , Hank , but i know your heart is in the right place . Cheers mate

  17. hey man...havent seen you in a couple days and thought i would drop in and see how you are doing...hope all is well...

  18. no apologies needed man....just checking on you making sure all is well...2 week that sounds great...smiles...enjoy.

  19. Nice tribute, Hank...thank you...

  20. Indeed this is a nice tribute. worth every appreciation it carries