Dr Deena Padayachee
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A poem of homage by Dr Deena Padayachee
They were home-makers, never home-wreckers,
The Ladies of my childhood.
They nurtured everything:
Children, flowers, gardens, homes,
Even errant husbands.
Ah, the Ladies!
Their benign wisdom ensured that everything blossomed,
They wasted nothing, they valued everybody.
They understood our weaknesses,
They helped us overcome our silliness.
They loved us, no matter what.
They accepted us, wanted us, needed us,
Never undermined us, no matter what.
They sustained us, while ...