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Previous Challenge Entry
Topic: Rest (06/14/04)

TITLE: A Mothers Lament
By Patricia Ouellette
06/15/04

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You work all day
The boss is a pain
Gather your children
And take them home

Your free time is taken
Cooking and cleaning
Helping with homework
And children’s problems

Sports and activities
Friends over to play
Milk and cookies
There’s no time for pampering

No time for make up
Manicures or hair-does
You look all frazzled
A massage would be heaven

Everyday you’re going
From dawn to dusk
Toiling for your family
No time of your own

Your hobbies forgotten
No movies for you
A dinner for two?
Cook your own

Saturdays are taken
With the kids sport matches
Cleaning the house
Laundry and ironing

Church on Sunday
Oh what a blessing
Two hours of fellowship
All dressed up

Then race on home
People arriving
Roast in the oven
Oh what a mess

A quick clean up
Guests arriving
Run around serving
Ignore the exhaustion

When the week is done
All worn and frazzled
Your loving reward
A kiss and a cuddle

Alone in the dark
Your thoughts on the Lord
A message comes clear
From the book you hold dear

Six days of work
The seventh for rest
Oh what a dream!
If only you could

No time for excuses
There’s always tomorrow
Obey the Lord
And rest on the Sabbath

© World Wide 2004 Patricia B Ouellette


Member Comments
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L.M. Lee06/29/04
great poem and advice we all need to take!
Deborah Porter 06/29/04
I think most Mothers will identify with this Patricia. Good point there at the end too. With love, Deb
Theresa Knight07/02/04
I can relate to this. Good job!
Marcell Billinghurst07/03/04
A good poem, I am sure many of us can relate to this at times. God bless you.