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A Mother's Sorrow

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A Mother's Sorrow

I can't see past rain and sleet
All's obscured beyond two feet
I can't see a road or trail
Through this harsh and blinding hail

I can't see obstructions near
In time to safely steer us clear
Can this heater keep us warm 
Through this nasty winter storm

I can hardly sit and steer
Kids and great dane interfere
This is driving me crazy!
This is driving me crazy!

I can't see to safely drive
Dear, I hope we all survive
Dear, the car is acting odd
Dear, I hope it's not a rod

The road is packed with ice and snow
That is why I'm driving slow
I must stay alert and drive
So that we can stay alive

I've become a mom of woe
Weaving helpless through this snow
O! no, I can hardly see!
Weather, weather blinding me!

I think that I shall sigh a sigh
A gas station just passed us by
I will quickly turn right here
I see no policeman near

O! how timely gas tank dry
Now we've got a fresh supply
My energy has fled and gone
We're nearly home so let's press on.

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  1. Date: 10/14/2013 10:52:00 PM
    this describes so well the way I felt sometimes in storms such as that one. Rain storms with pelting rain so heavy that I could not see a thing also made me so scared. Good one, Jon. By the way, where is The Shepherd's Flock located. I am still on your page two and need to know which page to look on.

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 10/15/2013 10:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hello Dear Andrea. I always appreciate your wonderful comments. I sent "The Shepherd's Flock" to you via soup mail.
  1. Date: 1/17/2013 8:27:00 PM
    Great poem. Mother's sometimes go through a lot. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 1/18/2013 4:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Lucilla
  1. Date: 12/8/2012 7:11:00 PM
    Oh my! How well you have described the fear and worry and aggravation of this ride! I don't read the piece by Blake, but this is awesome!

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 12/29/2012 10:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Eileen.
  1. Date: 12/7/2012 8:06:00 AM
    The fear that inside a mother dwells.

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 12/8/2012 7:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Another reason to be grateful to mother's on mother's day. The stress they must go through.
  1. Date: 12/6/2012 9:21:00 PM
    Jon; This is a good poem. I can relate to this. I have been in all kind of storms. It is no fun, it it feels good to get home in one piece. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 12/6/2012 10:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Lucilla
  1. Date: 12/2/2012 6:42:00 PM
    i'm not familiar with the poem this is based on, but i love it nonetheless! the ending is great!

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 12/2/2012 7:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you ilene. It brings me great pleasure when you read and enjoy my poems.
  1. Date: 12/2/2012 1:23:00 PM
    Life's burdens!.Funny parody, though I'm not sure what of... Terry

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 12/2/2012 1:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for the heads up Terry. This is a parody of the poem "On Another's Sorrow" by William Blake