TWO came forth from the very same mother
and most people could not tell one from the other
They arrived the same day, on the very same spot,
they look just the same, yet twins they are not
To further explain this perhaps I should say
that one of these two was given away
In fact both were wanted, it just was not fair
that they had to abandon one half of this pair
But fate has a way of bringing together
those things torn apart by unfavourable weather
The one not abandoned broke free from the mother
and managed to find its own way to the other
Those who were present right at the start
may have a way to tell them apart
but although they didn't want either to leave
having found them both, only one can they retrieve.
Can you name the two?
To help you along the first clue I shall give
is to tell you the mother is figurative
What she actually is (and yes, she's a she!)
May be mentioned with mother collectively.
It may help you further if I were to add
that although there's a mother, there isn't a dad
For even though this nameless two she did carry
she only heard others speak of time to marry.
The figurative mother's a "she" in this tale
so it must be a thing that's regarded female
I've told you the word may be said alongside
the word mother, so tell me, which words you have tried?
The second clue starts out with little to add -
if the mother's symbolic then of course there's no dad!
The help that is found for this riddle of mine
is some dextrous wordplay within the last line.
Once you identify "mother" it's given
towards the right answer you'll quickly be driven
A little thought will help you to win the cup
and be known as a winner, not simply "washed up".