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Mum's Just Can't Have A Lie In!!!!

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Mum's Just Can't Have A Lie In!!!!

I am sleeping
Though quietly
Without them knowing
I am awake
So much need for resting
As Mother's need to do
A lie in
Is an alien word
In the vocabulary of a Mum
And here yet allowed
To all the sleep I can grasp
The laughter of you both comes through
I can smell the toast being made
And wonder
Should I get up and remind you
We have run out of jam
To try the peanut butter
But know I should leave you be
But minutes later
I grab my dressing gown
To see you both laughing
As I say
There's homemade bramble jam
Forget the lie in, is there some for me!!!!




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  1. Date: 10/11/2009 8:36:00 AM

    I have read your amazing poetry today and enjoyed it. Thank you Jo. I hope you are enjoying your weekend. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/10/2009 1:12:00 PM

    Nicely done. A mother's work is never done. Keep writing. Sara

  1. Date: 10/10/2009 1:03:00 PM

    This gave me a pleasant uplift today. I enjoyed reading your poem. Marty

  1. Date: 10/10/2009 12:57:00 PM

    "A lie in Is an alien word" is not only extremely clever, Jo, but also probably very true for mothers who just need a few more moments of quiet time in the morning before going on duty to mind the little ones. I love the uplifting quality in this write! Wonderful poem! Love, Carolyn