Mum of All Trades


An accountant balancing the books,

master chef and fantastic cook.

Legacy baker of bread, plus many a treat,

the orchestrator of the family retreat.

A nurse who sutures your bruised pride,

sometimes simply put a mastermind.

Economist predicting household spend;

cleaner, washer, yet banker willing to lend.

Eloquent storyteller of tales 'old and wise',

the cartographer who maps out your life.

An advocate adjudicating to her fold,

being a teacher of morality in the home.

Mum, you are all these things to me,

Today I salute your multiplicity.