My mother Ruth

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My Mum Ruth with our two cats Twilight (left) and Shadow.
My Mum Ruth with our two cats Twilight (left) and Shadow.

A birthday banner.
Colourful balloons.
A dual celebration,
Easter and a birthday bash.

A celebration.
To celebrate.
Well wishes.
Candles on a cake.

85-years-old,
quiet and unassuming,
strong and protective,
a heart overflowing with love.

A three-tier birthday cake,
of walnut butter baked,
red roses and white icing,
number 85 sits on top.

The three-tier birthday cake, a gift to my mother from my talented cousin who baked and decorated the cake.
The three-tier birthday cake, a gift to my mother from my talented cousin who baked and decorated the cake.

Lived through WWII,
a father lost to war,
no memories of him.
my grandfather just a name.

A convent girl upbringing,
friendship forged in school,
those left still loyal,
the bond of friendship strong.

Words borrowed:”you’ve taken me
from crayons to perfume”
I am what you taught me,
Strong and caring.

Your 85th birthday party,
we celebrate your happy day,
Happy Birthday Ruth.
Make a wish, cut the cake.

By C.E. Pereira
(25-7-2015)

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Author: cepcarol

I'm a Eurasian of Portuguese, English, Scottish and Malay heritage. And my extended family are of Chinese and Indian heritage. My world is made up of different colours like the rainbow. And like the rainbow I am unique. Reading is my form of relaxation, to escape from the drudgery of daily life and enter into a world of the imagination. It is the love of reading that has led me to try my hand in writing short stories and poems. I hope that in some way my stories and poems will take you for a little while away from the drudgery of the present into the pages of imagination. To new friends found, I bid you, Welcome. Sincerely, C.E. Pereira

9 thoughts on “My mother Ruth”

    1. Thank you. It is lovely to know someone other than me thinks the same…”what a wonderful life”. I am really blessed to have her as my mother.

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