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A poem for mothers ...
Author unknown


Today I left some dishes dirty
The beds were made around 2.30
The nappies soaked a little longer;
their odour grew a little stronger
The crumbs I spilt the day before
are staring at me from the floor.
The dirty streaks on the window panes
will still be there next time it rains.
"Oh shame! Oh lazy one" you say
"And just what did you do today?"
I nursed a baby while she slept,
and held a toddler while he wept.
I played a game of hide and seek
I squeezed a toy and made it squeak
I pushed a swing, I sang a song,
I taught a child whatís right from wrong.
What did I do this whole day through ?
Not much that shows, I guess itís true....
Unless you think what I have done
May be important to someone
with bright brown eyes and soft dark hair.
If that is true Iíve done my share....

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