‘Wheres our Daddy?’ said Mama J. Dad was on his way home from a weekend away.
Everyone was waiting for Dad to arrive, all very happy and feeling revived.
Looby did circles and Atlas was all cheer. Mama J, so excited, nearly slid off her chair!
Everyone was waiting for Dad to get there.
‘Where’s our Daddy?‘ said Mama J again, peering out the window with Looby and ‘The Man’.
Looby was transfixed, she refused to move, Atlas beside her both watching the road.
Atlas was grinning from ear to ear, rocking backwards and forwards in Looby’s bed.
The family could sense their Dad wasn’t far, any minute now they’d see the blue car.
Everyone was waiting for Dad to arrive.
‘Where’s our Daddy?’ Mama J said once more, it was too much for them all, to be sure!
Everyone was beaming, they all loved their Dad, soon there’d be much more fun to be had.
Dad would be home soon feeling all chipper, relaxed and refreshed, feeling much better.
Then Mama J spied him, in his car pulling up, Looby’s ears pricked and Atlas was chuffed!
The garage door made a sound, he was almost here, then the door opened up, he was coming upstairs!
‘Here’s our Daddy!’ said Mama J to the kids, waiting to show Dad how much they loved him.
Mama J held back, watched them all from her chair, giving thanks for the love that was in the air.
Dad looked relaxed as he took it all in, he had recharged his batteries and felt good again.
Dad was at home, he’d come safely back, we all felt the love, kisses and pats — he even gave Looby’s fat a*se a smack!
Dad turned around and smiled at Mama J, (grateful the chance to have had time away), gave her a red rose and said, ‘Happy Mother’s Day’. 🌹
The family were vibing listening to YouTube, all of them relaxed getting into the groove.
© Copyright 2022, Poetry Out West, Jodine Derena Butler. All rights reserved. First published on Raising Atlas Rising, 2022