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Where did the time Go

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Where did the time Go


Where did the time Go?

“Mom I think my finger’s falling off”
Not to worry I’ll be there in a second.

“Mom I think the roof caved in”
Get under the bed for now, I’m on the phone.

“Mom, Sister’s on the roof”
Sooooo?

“Mom, the house behind us is on fire”
Bring them a bucket; I’m drying my hair.

“Mom, there’s a black spider on my wall”
He’ll keep; I’m watching Days of Our Lives.

“Mom, the paper boy’s collecting”
I don’t have $2.  I’ll be at the bank. 

“Mom, there’s a policeman at the door”
Get Daddy.  Now.


 “Mom, I’m married with kids”
Where was I?


For Colette from Mama
Mother’s Day 2013

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  1. Date: 3/30/2014 1:41:00 AM
    Love it, love it, love it :)

    collins Avatar kathryn collins
    Date: 4/2/2014 7:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you Debbie. Seems so long ago
  1. Date: 3/24/2014 4:02:00 AM
    Mom, this poem is timeless! (lovely piece)

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    Date: 3/24/2014 7:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Olajide, for the encouragement. It does a heart good. Kathy
  1. Date: 3/23/2014 9:43:00 PM
    I cried!

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    Date: 3/24/2014 7:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Dear Curtis - Lots of regrets pop up when remembering. So much I missed. I should write of warm and fulfilling times as well. Despite their crazy mama, they grew and blossomed. love Kathy
  1. Date: 3/23/2014 1:03:00 AM
    creative, humorous and sad. hey motherhood should come with instructions. welcome aboard.

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    Date: 3/23/2014 7:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Vicki. I was such a child when my girls when young. Sometimes it is sad - but their's was to know redemption as well. love you, Kathy
  1. Date: 3/21/2014 6:28:00 PM
    Kathryn...whoosh=whoosh-breath.. seems like yesterday and now I am helping raise my G-C.. Yes, I can hear "Cat's in the Cradle " playing in the background... Sad but so true..Loved the poem, and welcome to the Poetry soup PM....

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    Date: 3/22/2014 7:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Kj - and thanks for your poetry. (i sneaked over to your page. love, Kathy
  1. Date: 3/21/2014 5:33:00 PM
    Well done Kathryn... Verlena

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    Date: 3/22/2014 7:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Verlena, thank you. I am so encouraged. love, Kathy
  1. Date: 3/21/2014 5:19:00 PM
    Oh my Kathryn...This is perfect for what we were talking about...

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    Date: 3/22/2014 7:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes? Hadn't occurred to me. I'm gettin on the case today.
  1. Date: 3/21/2014 4:28:00 PM
    The way the time is going by, it will soon be Mothers Day again...Post another Mothers Day poem. Enjoyed this one!!! Edith

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    Date: 3/22/2014 7:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Edith - Now I know what my parents were talking about. love, Kathy
  1. Date: 3/21/2014 2:57:00 PM
    As an Indian I am proud because we have true mother...Maa (Mother ) , You are great...Best wishes dear from India...well written to the peculiar time....

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    Date: 3/22/2014 7:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank your Sandip for your comment. It's very encouraging. Best wishes to you also from the U.S. Kathy
  1. Date: 3/21/2014 2:55:00 PM
    Excellent! Excellent! ... and excellent! : D Love it! Best of luck in the contest, Kathryn! Ruben,

    collins Avatar kathryn collins
    Date: 3/22/2014 7:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Ruben. I really didn't know there was a contest apropos to my poem. What luck. love, Kathy
  1. Date: 3/21/2014 2:55:00 PM
    ... and congratulations on your Life Time Membership!!

  1. Date: 3/21/2014 2:29:00 PM
    Oh so true - just where do the years go - fabulous poem. Jan xxx

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    Date: 3/22/2014 7:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    If I could find those years - I might just go back. But then again, kids are not the smoothest ride. But to be young again. love, Kathy
  1. Date: 3/21/2014 2:16:00 PM
    We look away for just a moment and they are gone it seems. Great poem. Thank you for it. ~Teresa

  1. Date: 10/23/2013 3:18:00 PM
    Love the way you put this together , going to fav's ;}

  1. Date: 5/20/2013 11:50:00 AM
    Perhaps we are too busy enjoying or commiserating, worrying or applauding, to notice the passage of time... I'm not sure that the old axiom, 'live for today' helps here... there are just so many moments! Well done Kathy. Love, Keith

  1. Date: 5/19/2013 11:51:00 AM
    lol, yes, time certainly flies, my friend

  1. Date: 5/15/2013 6:55:00 PM
    Nice and surprising tribute. We all wonder how those years pass so quickly. SuZ

  1. Date: 5/13/2013 7:53:00 PM
    Kathryn, wow... where did the time go? many of these lines are from my own childhood.... I love it... xox~ Linda

  1. Date: 5/12/2013 1:04:00 PM
    Yes, where did it go... where does it go... sometimes it seems like a dream (I hope a good one, in spite of everything)... Poignant, Kathy... after leading the show for a while, it takes some time just to realize the show is leaving us (or maybe it's just me) behind... Terry

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    Date: 3/22/2014 8:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Terry, I know this comment is from long ago when I don't think we were able to reply directly. Those last three lines of yours are so melancholic for which I am a sucker. I think the makings of poem are there. lvoe you, Kathy
  1. Date: 5/12/2013 11:52:00 AM
    lol. Nice one, Kathryn. Have a good Mother's Day. :-)