Since it is Mother’s day in some parts of the world, I decided to dedicate this blog post to mothers everywhere. I myself am a mother, to a beautiful and perfect baby girl, and I now know just how much I owe my own mum. It is the hardest job I have ever done, and the most rewarding. I have never been more frustrated or happy, all rolled into one ball of emotions, and I am thankful every day to have been blessed with my daughter.
I also wanted to do something a bit different, so instead of a short story, I thought I would try to write some haiku poetry for the first time. For those of you unfamiliar with a haiku, originating from Japan, it is a three line poem which consists of five syllables, seven syllables and then five syllables again. It sounds short and easy, but it’s harder than you think.
I decided to write one haiku as a mother and a second as a daughter. Let me know what you think, and Happy Mother’s Day to all the mums out there! If you feel inspired to write your own haikus then please post them in the comments section below.
I hold her closer,
Tiny hand wrapped round my thumb.
I am truly whole.
I hope I’m like her.
Strong, kind smart and loving.
My hero, my mum.