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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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Date: 3/30/2014 1:41:00 AM
Love it, love it, love it :)
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kathryn collins
Date: 4/2/2014 7:07:00 AM
thank you Debbie. Seems so long ago
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
Thanks, Olajide, for the encouragement. It does a heart good. Kathy
Date: 3/23/2014 9:43:00 PM
I cried!
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kathryn collins
Date: 3/24/2014 7:35:00 AM
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
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
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
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
Thanks Kj - and thanks for your poetry. (i sneaked over to your page. love, Kathy
Date: 3/21/2014 5:33:00 PM
Well done Kathryn... Verlena
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kathryn collins
Date: 3/22/2014 7:23:00 AM
Verlena, thank you. I am so encouraged. love, Kathy
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
Yes? Hadn't occurred to me. I'm gettin on the case today.
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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kathryn collins
Date: 3/22/2014 7:36:00 AM
Thanks Edith - Now I know what my parents were talking about. love, Kathy
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
Thank your Sandip for your comment. It's very encouraging. Best wishes to you also from the U.S. Kathy
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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kathryn collins
Date: 3/22/2014 7:58:00 AM
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
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
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Date: 10/23/2013 3:18:00 PM
Love the way you put this together , going to fav's ;}
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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
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Date: 5/19/2013 11:51:00 AM
lol, yes, time certainly flies, my friend
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Date: 5/15/2013 6:55:00 PM
Nice and surprising tribute. We all wonder how those years pass so quickly. SuZ
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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
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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
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
Date: 5/12/2013 11:52:00 AM
lol. Nice one, Kathryn. Have a good Mother's Day. :-)
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