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THE HOUSEWIFE'S LAMENT

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THE HOUSEWIFE'S LAMENT

It's not easy to live with every day problems,
Especially when someone expects you to solve them,

The minute that trouble has raised up it's head,
And balance the budget and make home made bread;

And making and keeping appointments and errands,
While setting a shining example as parents.

Sometimes I just wish I could go back to bed,
And dream a sweet dream and wake up instead,

To find I can take a day off to relax,
Perhaps read a book and not feel so taxed;

'Cause the house work will be there tomorrow for sure,
And I don't have to worry, my job is secure.

Who'd want all the worry I have all the time?
It's no bed of roses, no sweet dream sublime;

For I am a homemaker, nanny and nurse;
The one they all turn to for better or worse.

This is my castle and I am it's queen,
And I wouldn't trade it for anything.



(It's the most thankless job in the world --- or is it.)

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  1. Date: 1/27/2012 11:51:00 AM
    I am stopping by to thank you for your comment on my poem "Elvis Presley" Judy. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/26/2012 10:47:00 PM
    Judy, i love this poem..it brings out strong thoughts inside the women in me...... Enjoyed stopping by tonight, have yourself a wonderful Friday! ;-) always,..pd

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball
    Date: 1/27/2012 8:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much pd. Glad you like it. God Bless, JB
  1. Date: 1/26/2012 5:29:00 PM
    a very good way to put it: My job is secure. who else would do it except the one who loves her kids and her house? Great ending to show where you stand on being a housewife!! Luv, Andrea

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball
    Date: 1/26/2012 10:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Andrea. Glad you liked it. God les, JB
  1. Date: 1/26/2012 3:42:00 PM
    thanks mom

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball
    Date: 1/26/2012 10:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    No charge dear. God Bless, JB
  1. Date: 1/26/2012 2:59:00 PM
    Loved the extreme emotion that was carried into this poem.Great job!Alot of women can relate to the words that are spoken here.

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball
    Date: 1/26/2012 3:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Kacey. Glad you liked it. God Bless, JB
  1. Date: 1/26/2012 10:23:00 AM
    Enjoyed your poem, Judy. A homemaker's job is never done and tends to be looked at as not important, when actually it's the most important job of a mother and wife. Love, Kim

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball
    Date: 1/26/2012 3:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Kin. Glad you liked it. God Bless, JB
  1. Date: 1/26/2012 10:07:00 AM
    That is a great poem on, seemingly, a thing of the past! There are homemakers still out there but they are a dying breed it seems like! They are all going back to work it seems! Great Work, Judy!!

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball
    Date: 1/26/2012 3:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Russ. Glad you liked it. God Bless, JB