RWP NaPoWriMo/Poetic Asides Day 20

two women

first a mother
made home
for children and professor
when they were old enough
she took a class
and another class
then another
the day we met
she was nearly
with her second degree

second a mother
taking a full load
doctorate in composition
single child
single parent

both amazing
both inspiring
both unsung heroes

for RWP Day 20


past peccadilloes
before we met, before us
must you catechize

for Poetic Asides Day 20

About T A Hillin-Smith

Just one of the literacy scholars on this site who wants to explore writing in all its complexities.
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27 Responses to RWP NaPoWriMo/Poetic Asides Day 20

  1. Short Poems says:

    Nicely written, loved this 🙂

  2. Amity says:

    Then you could add a third:
    Amity, a working Mom
    shuttling between home and office
    to care for the kids
    and to help hubby earn a living
    soon she will take a part time job
    as a functional English lecturer
    in a university near her home
    to augment family income
    as three kids are about
    all to enter college….

    Nice poem about two mothers Yousei…:) Sorry for adding a third, in me! 🙂

    Btw, I wrote a poem on Mother’s Day dedicated to my mother and which I also have dedicated it to you; being also a Mom like me…please drop by to read! Thanks. Love, Amity…

  3. Two Women, this is beautiful, love this poem. Unsung Heroes, there is so much truth in that.

  4. Ji says:

    Hope to see you in Poets Rally..
    beautiful post as always!

  5. Jingle says:

    beautiful job!

  6. Robert Lew says:

    Yousei! Your blog looks great with the 2010 theme. The larger header size shows off the rabbits. >:{ That’s a good thing. This is an excellent theme. I see why you chose it.

    And your poem, “Two Women” is very inspiring. It reminds me that I haven’t written enough poems about my mother. Or sister. I could go on, of course… ha!

  7. Unsung heroes indeed. Cool post.

  8. Artswebshow says:

    this is great.
    You’ve come back inspired i can only presume.
    great poetry

  9. wayne says:

    still reading your poetry….cheers

  10. sparrowsong says:

    I like the way this poem focuses on strong female characters.

    • Yousei Hime says:

      Welcome sparrowsong!
      Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment. I always enjoy reading about strong female characters. I appreciate your comment. Please visit any time.

  11. william says:

    beautiful, loved this, hope u are well xx

  12. slpmartin says:

    I wonder sometimes why we don’t celebrate the unsung heroes of this world more…we seem to responded like main stream media…rather than careful observers of the world around us….thanks for this poem.

    • Yousei Hime says:

      I wanted to write something different for this prompt, and those two women kept coming to mind. I didn’t have many details on them to use, but I think I captured why they are still people I admire today. Thanks for your comment and visit.

  13. Viola says:

    Wonderful written free verses. I also like your senryu, it is very well penned.

  14. Technobabe says:

    Each woman achieving greatness. Being mothers and still working to get education that is important to them. For themselves. Really good writing.

    • Yousei Hime says:

      Thanks for all the comments and insights on days 17-20 poems. I’ve had fun writing for all these prompts, but I am very glad to be back to my own pace. I do plan to finish the other prompts, but that will happen at my own pace.

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