Never The Breadwinner

She was never the breadwinner
She only made the bread
She could have been noteworthy
But she raised some kids instead.
Her name was never chiseled
On a granite obelisk
But her mother’s love lives on inside
The family she kissed.
She was a simple woman
She owned no jewelry
She never had her nails done
She sparkled naturally.
She had no corner office
No 9-5 for pay
Her skillet and her sweeper
Kept her busy through the day.
When times were tough
She’d take a job
Work fingers to the bone
She’d waitress at a diner
Then she’d waitress back at home.
She juggled husband, boy and girl
Kept everyone in line
She needed nothing in return
A smile suit her fine.
She passed away, long time ago
I wish I’d known her more
She wasn’t someone famous
Just my grandma we adored.

Never The Breadwinner

Ainsley Kellar Creations

Cincinnati, United States

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