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A Modern Woman's Plight

She wakens to the most ungodly ring tone- her husband's cell phone left there by her bed. And next, her damn alarm clock's blare is fed by noise of the neighbor’s lawn mower’s drone. At work, suppressing groans, she is a clone who answers e-mails, and with silent dread, takes clients' calls. Guff fills her pounding head; again and then again that ringing phone! Then finally she’s home. Ahhhh. . . . time to dine - except the children cannot break away from Face book - and the oldest starts to whine. Her hungry spouse then walks into the fray. Amidst it all, as if to underline her plight, that neighbor’s dog begins to bay! For Cyndi MacMillan's TIMELESS YET CONTEMPORARY, A SONNET THANG

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  1. Date: 11/15/2012 5:33:00 PM
    yike that was one annoying day..Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/3/2012 8:47:00 AM
    Sometimes you just have to turn off all the phones. I got tense reading this one, good job.

  1. Date: 10/22/2012 11:15:00 PM
    Very much my everyday life, dear Andrea. Except for the dog: he is ours and not the neighbor's...Congratulations on your win and thank you so much for the comments on my work. Love, Hanitra

  1. Date: 10/20/2012 8:56:00 PM
    This is a great and marvelous masterpiece! I hope I can write a sonnet someday, lol! In fact, I've read all the entries ahead and I've written my congratulatory comments first on Cyndi's blog. Well, my biggest and warmest congratulations on your awesome win my dear friend, Andrea! Cheers! love/hugs:) Leonora

  1. Date: 10/18/2012 5:08:00 PM
    Oh the plight of the moderne woman. The world really shoves her around. Congratulaions on your win. Lvoe, Joyce

  1. Date: 10/18/2012 3:38:00 PM
    Always the clever manipulator of word magic, love it AD!!

  1. Date: 10/18/2012 11:16:00 AM
    Winner as I said it would be...Congrats..Sara

  1. Date: 10/18/2012 8:29:00 AM

  1. Date: 10/18/2012 7:57:00 AM
    A great cacaphony - such are our days with children. Congratulations on your great depiction.

  1. Date: 10/18/2012 6:40:00 AM
    congrats on a great win Andrea...

  1. Date: 10/18/2012 6:30:00 AM
    Congratulations on your 5th place win in Cyndi's contest Andrea. Love, Carol XXXX

  1. Date: 10/13/2012 8:25:00 AM
    Funny--sad--true--lol, but always remember "Life sucks and then you die" lol---and because you have that wonderful sense of humor and reality and talented way of expressing it---wayyy to cool!

  1. Date: 10/9/2012 10:03:00 AM
    Nicely done modern woman's plight in the form of sonnet. Good luck,loved always, bl

  1. Date: 10/5/2012 10:02:00 AM
    Love this poem Andrea. Sounds like home . love phyl

  1. Date: 9/29/2012 12:57:00 PM
    love this thoughtful sonnnet, Andrea. Hope you are having a good day x

  1. Date: 9/28/2012 6:38:00 AM
    Hi, Andrea! This is an awesome entry! i love it! This is a winner for sure!Thanks for reading one of my old poems. In fact, that was my entry before and I think, that number 11/14 is meter or date, lol. Well, i have to end here. I just dropped by for you and PD before going to my choir practice tonight. My schedule is really hectic this week and next week. Take care and God bless you always!!!! love and hugs:) Leonora

  1. Date: 9/28/2012 2:34:00 AM
    Very contemporary thing this sonnet is Andrea. Trust you with these witty skills! Good luck dear.

  1. Date: 9/27/2012 2:20:00 PM
    I remember this feeling when my children were younger, Now I do not have an alarm, nor do I answer the phone unless I want to. I feel liberated from what you have described so well. I think we might have a lot in common. I really like your poems and prosies.

  1. Date: 9/27/2012 1:46:00 PM
    Hmmm ... times change... and I guess 'plights' also change... Good poem... Good luck in the contest... Terry (BTW: Thanks for the opinion and advice on 'travelling sage', Andrea! I've fixed it according to your inspiration... there is a difference in the intended meaning /difference between packed and unpacked ('unpacked' having a slightly more 'off-color' slant... But I have headed toward the improved 'flow/stress/etc)

  1. Date: 9/27/2012 1:13:00 PM
    Why it's just all in a day's work, Andrea. Howsomever, you have my sympathy. About the Valley. The poem is strictly fantasy. I live in Saginaw, MI - last outpost of civilization. Never been to no such valley nohow. Love, daver