A Mom’s Lament

With so many moms sheltering-in-place with their families, I thought I’d share this list poem a wrote a while back…

 A Mom’s Lament

Dirty dishes in the sink.                                                                                                                             Laundry that’s begun to stink.                                                                                                               Toys and trash on the floor.                                                                                                                     Fingerprints on walls and door.                                                                                                             Squabbling siblings acting rude.                                                                                                           Husbands in a grumpy mood.                                                                                                                 Dinners that get pushed aside.                                                                                                              One more kid that needs a ride.                                                                                                            Loud music pounding in my head.                                                                                                    Children that won’t go to bed.                                                                                                                Running ragged, running late,                                                                                                              Missing out on a rebate.                                                                                                                            Why’d I sign up for this life?                                                                                                                    It’s tough to be a mom and wife.                                                                                                            But the truth is, I wouldn’t change a thing.                                                                                      This life is what makes my heart sing.


About Rita K.

Veteran educator and Certified Reading specialist, Freelance writer
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11 Responses to A Mom’s Lament

  1. A sweet poem about a crazy season of momming. I miss those days.

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  2. Karen Lawler says:

    OOOHH RITA, Wonderfully true words… Especially NOW with everyone being kept away from their families and friends. I hope you don’t mind but I want to share this with my daughter and daughter in law…


  3. Patty says:

    Rita thank you for your inspiring words! Love reading all of them!

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  4. jennieb says:

    This line, “Children that won’t go to bed” is especially relevant to me right now…
    Thanks for sharing!

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  5. paulabourque says:

    Oh my wordy, do I LOVE this poem!
    It’s perfect right now (and really anytime)!
    You captured motherhood brilliantly!


  6. dandre3 says:

    What a wonderful look into your world and the chaos as well as the blessing.

    Liked by 1 person

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