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The Home Maker

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The Home Maker

She wore a gingham apron,
battled dirt on hands and knees
while garments washed swayed brightly
on a clothesline in the breeze.

She sewed and worked a garden,
did the dishes all by hand;
her wiggling giggling kids
would straighten up at her command.

Her leftovers were loved as much
as was the ginger cake
she drizzled with that special sauce
she always used to make.

Today they’d call her backwards,
for no feminist was she!
But all she’d ever daydreamed of
was what she came to be.


(For Mac's "Anything Goes Again" contest)

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  1. Date: 1/15/2011 12:06:00 PM
    The title of the poem beautifully summerised everything!enjoyed-kashinath

  1. Date: 3/23/2010 8:05:00 AM
    I SEE CONGRATSSS!! IN THIS ONE .Thank u 4 the comment 2 read your blog .I hardly ever get in the blogs . I enjoyed your long long blog ..Read it in the middle of all customers while I took thier order..Also I would like 2 tell u .U did a great job on this poem.. I like the brave women u r . One day I'LL b thier hopefully..Irma

  1. Date: 2/14/2010 12:18:00 PM
    That was taken very closely from many childhood memories those simpler times I long for thanks for the revisit Andrea

  1. Date: 2/5/2010 10:40:00 PM
    Congratulations on your well-deserved win, Andrea! You have described the perfect home maker of the older days when no woman was a feminist...she must have been a devoted wife and a caring mother...and so neat!!! My mother was like her: she was very neat, devoted and kind; and she was an excellent cook. You should have tested her risotto and lasagna...oh, that makes me drool! I wish continued success and happiness. Thanks for your kind comment today. Love and hugs, Andrew.

  1. Date: 2/5/2010 4:26:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Mac's contest Andrea. Love,Carol

  1. Date: 2/4/2010 6:08:00 PM
    Wonderful! Emotive...I love it, Andrea! Congratulations on placing in Mac's Contest! Ruben.

  1. Date: 2/4/2010 5:19:00 PM
    This is a great poem. I wonder how they judge. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 2/4/2010 4:17:00 PM
    Congrats Andrea on your winning poem in Mac's contest... wonderful win for a wonderful write... luv.. Linda-Marie BBF

  1. Date: 2/4/2010 2:01:00 PM
    This is definitely a winner, Andrea!! Great rhyming and a beautiful story, a woman as you describe should feel very proud of herself!! I would like to add you to the birthday calendar. What is your day/month? Don't need the year ... smile ...

  1. Date: 2/4/2010 1:13:00 AM
    Here's one that goes right to my heart. I remember so many like her from my background. if only their worth was more recognized. Into my Favorites I think. good work ....Margaret

  1. Date: 2/3/2010 7:01:00 AM
    Perfect write to all the domestic engineers out there... excellent tribute to those who never receive a paycheck for their hard work.. luv those wiggling giggling kids as I remember those days ... thankxx for sharing..luv.. LInda-Marie..

  1. Date: 2/2/2010 6:18:00 PM
    I entered WITH GOD"S LOVE in the anything goes contest.thanks for the comment.Later

  1. Date: 2/2/2010 4:41:00 PM
    So nostalgic! loved this. Thank you so much for reading my material Andrea.. I am humbly honered. I enjoy reading your work and am always impressed and always look forward to reading more. Have a great day! Scarlett

  1. Date: 2/2/2010 4:07:00 PM
    Beautiful poetry Andrea,the good old days when a homemaker was homemaker enough to satisfy everyone.Good luck in the contest. Chacko

  1. Date: 2/2/2010 2:54:00 PM
    That is a great write about times of the past. Who knows down in her heart what she dreamed... only her and God. I hope that she became only what she wanted to be. Beautiful write that has excellent rhythm and rhyme. Keep the creative pen flowing. Thanks for the comments on my poem "When The Whip-Poor-Will Sang" and for reading between the lines which you are on the right track but not exactly. Sara

  1. Date: 2/2/2010 2:53:00 PM
    Reminds me of my mom.She was a true homemaker.Good luck on the contest.I entered a poem to.Thank you for your comment and I hope you have a great day.

  1. Date: 2/2/2010 2:45:00 PM
    Your poem made an image of a grandmother or a much older woman come to my mind. in a old house. i like this. and thanks again for the comments that will keep me going, i'll keep thinking more on what to write.and that note, maybe. great image! -Always Lynette

  1. Date: 2/2/2010 1:52:00 PM
    Now this is one happy homemaker, Andrea. Couldn't help but think of my own mother. Women who choose this path in life have always had my admiration. It's a tough job raising a family and providing for all of their needs, but probably one of the most rewarding. Nice work! Love, Carolyn