Mothers Come Flying by Libby Hathorn


If you have bags,
Baskets, kids and prams,
It’s not that easy
on buses and trams.

Mothers are ace at it,
They set a pace at it,
Bundling and shoving and folding,
Swaying and swinging and holding.
And you should watch,
At their stop,
Mothers and babies
On the hop.
Bags and baskets kids and prams
Mothers come flying
Off buses and trams.

Source: The ABC Book of Australian Poetry: a treasury for young people compiled by Libby Hathorn (ABC Books 2010)


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