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A Recipe for Mothers

Today I left some dishes dirty
The bed I made at 3:30
The nappies soaked a little longer
The odor grew a little stronger
The crumbs I spilt the day before
Are staring at me from the floor
The fingerprints there on the wall
Will likely still be there next fall
The dirty streaks on the window panes
Will still be there next time it rains

"Shame on you, old lazy bones" I say
"And just what have you done today"

I nursed a baby till he slept
I held a toddler while he wept
I played a game of hide and seek
I squeezed a toy so it would squeak
I pulled a wagon, sang a song
Taught a child right from wrong

What did I do this whole day through?
Not much that it shows, I guess it's true
Unless you think that what I've done
Might be important to someone
With bright blue eyes and soft blond hair
If that is true, I've done my share.


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