Friday, 1 August 2008

Mum and Dad


They tuck you up, your Mum and Dad
They read you Peter Rabbit, too.
They give you all the treats they had.
And add some extra, just for you.

They were tucked up when they were small,
(Pink perfume, blue tobacco-smoke),
By those whose kiss healed any fall,
Whose laughter doubled any joke.

Man hands on happiness to man,
It deepens like a coastal shelf.
So love your parents all you can
And have some cheerful kids yourself.

ADRIAN MITCHELL

1 comment:

I, like the view said...

smug marrieds!!!

:-/

the image reminds me of the illustrations of Norman Rockwell, one of my favourite artists

thank you for that, if not for reminding me about (my) children. . .