Mother Now

As she looked into his tiny eyes, still so milky and new,

her heart doubled in size, she was a mother now she knew.

His fingers curling, grasping at nothing and batting with no control,

she caressed them gently, saying how much she loved him so.

Her little one, the very thing that had wrapped around her heart,

evoked bravery, fierceness and loyalty so loved from the start.

Life would never be the same, from this very day,

Yet now she couldn’t imagine it any other way.

Originally written in response to WQW prompt – Mother’s Day.

“Rest your head close to my heart never to part, baby of mine.”


Kindness can take courage
When the world can be cruel
Kindness can take honesty
And challenge your views

Kindness can take quietness
When you would normally speak
Kindness can burst forth
Laughing cheek to cheek

Kindness can feel giant
When you are feeling small
Kindness can be the most treasured gift
That you can give to all.

‘Just because an animal is large, it doesn’t mean he doesn’t want kindness; however big Tigger seems to be, remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo.’


I never thought that I would meet

A fire engine down my street

The fireman saw my excited gaze

And promptly gave me a lovely wave

As Mama said that we must dash

He gave the blue lights a quick flash

So what I’m really trying to say

Is this fireman made my day.

Thank you to the kind fireman who made my little one’s day. He promptly came home and gathered his fire engine toy to be just like you.


“I still believe in Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and true love. Don’t even try to tell me different.”

Dolly Parton

Katie closed her eyes and prayed

It was, after all, a holiday

She didn’t often go to church

It didn’t resemble her faith much

Yet in her heart, she felt a pull

She always had since starting school

A little voice that said “believe”

And in that voice she found relief

It may not be the common faith

But in her heart, it had found its place

Be kind, be curious and in all things love

This was the faith that she dreamed of.

“I still believe in Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and true love. Don’t even try to tell me different.” Dolly Parton

This week’s topic on WQW was Faith/Hope. A difficult subject. One I am highly unqualified to discuss in reality so I have gone for a simple poem. I believe everyone’s faith is personal to them, in the same way each friendship, romance, dream, desire and life is personal. I don’t think a one-size-fits-all will ever be accepted by everyone, so your beliefs or faith may be slightly different to the next person, but that’s okay. The closest single message is the #BEKIND campaign, which I think all of the world wishes was more true. ❤

Easter Awareness – Puppy Edition.

A slightly sombre entry

But one that’s for the best

To raise a bit of awareness

To those of us with pets

Chocolates all around us

The Easter bunny’s been

Even though she can’t have any

The dogs looking rather keen

It will really make her poorly

Or need her stomach pumped

So best to keep it out of reach

Even if she gets the hump!

Don’t get me started on hot cross buns

Those will really make her sick

In fact Grapes, raisins, and sultanas

Are all rather toxic

So stick with safe and yummy treats

Chicken is always nice

Or peanut butter or pumpkin

Or even an apple slice.

I know, I know there’s always one that ruins the fun for everyone but after seeing a poor puppy have its stomach pumped after breaking into an easter egg stash (on social media, not my puppy). I thought I’d put this together to remind others. I hadn’t realised hot cross buns were that dangerous too, so it’s always worth being careful.

I hope you all have a wonderful EASTER and for those of us (humans and four-legged friends alike).

Happy Easter from KL Caley

Also linked to this week’s WQW – Seasonal holidays – Easter.

Richmond Castle in Spring

The British weather

Is quite known

For having a mind

Of one’s own

We certainly experienced it

Here today

Tricked into thinking

Spring was on it’s way

It started with sunshine

Glorious and bright

Followed by raindrops

The weatherman was right

But then came the hailstones

Attacking us so

The only thing missing

Was bloomin’ snow!

Play in the puddles…

When life throws you a rainy day, play in the puddles

Pooh Bear

Tap, Tap, Tap

Goes the child against the door

Drip, Drip, Drip

Raindrops roll from coat to floor

Wag, Wag, Wag

Tail of the eager dog

Great, big, sigh

This is going to be a slog

Please, please, please 

Says the one who can barely talk,

Even in this weather?

Looks like we’re going for a walk

Whoosh, whoosh, whoosh

Goes the Invasive wind

Splash, splash, splash 

The child and dog grin

Thud, thud, thud

Throbs my beating heart

Smile, smile, smile

Happiness is an art. 

When life throws you a rainy day, play in the puddles.

Regardless of the weather and whether you’ve been home all day or just walked in, a walk is always welcome in our house, especially a walk with puddles. My little guy and the four-legged old lady both conquered the puppy dog eyes long ago. They have no regard for an imposition the wet walk may cause. However, often those two know better and after we’re home dried and snuggled back under a blanket, I too must succumb to the notion that the walk was a good idea.

Originally written in response to

WQW – Rain

FOWC – Imposition