Mother, Mum, Mama, mummy, you there,
The person that encouraged you not to swear.
The one who made you your absolute best,
And who also comments if you’ve got a stain on your vest.
So often overlooked but always there,
For a cuddle or a reprimanding stare.
Not just a mother but a human being,
Who made do whilst you were screaming and weeing,
Who talced your doughey skin to stop the nappy chafe,
And sacrificed so much to keep you safe.
Mum you annoy me like no other,
But you really are the most nuanced, strong and wonderful mother!