“She can’t afford storebought so she’s wearin’ handmade”
they tried real hard to whisper low but she heard what they said
her mom could sew but the best cloth cost too much to use
so second hand looked second best along with weathered shoes
Everything her mother did, was done with binding love
the threads of cloth the knitting yarn the blankets for the bed
Mom’s hands made what she could not buy…” it mattered not what others said”
still as a teen she wished she had store bought instead….