Ballad of the Homeschooling Mom

A Poem By Damaris Ann // 8/29/2014

Life keeps running on and on,
Will it ever stop?
I keep singing random songs;
I'm spinning like a top!

Dishes here, and laundry there,
Children crying everywhere!
Never peace and never quiet,
Life is running in a riot!

I feel I'm juggling like a clown,
Science and History going down.
Math and Spanish twirling;
Oh! My brain is whirling!

Tommy, Dick, and Harry,
Amy Sue and Carrie,
I think I'm down to the wire,
My! But I'm getting tired!

Mother-in-law just tripped and fell,
Ants are getting in the well.
Electricity bills are climbing up,
And Tommy's lost his sippy-cup!

If life keeps running on like this,
I may just go slap crazy!
But there are many things I'd miss,
And I would turn pure lazy.

I thank God for my family,
Although I tend to complain;
I know we get along happily,
And life is a blessing in the main!

But oh! My head is spinning!
Will it ever stop?
This song is running through my head,
My mind is going to pop!

Dishes here, and laundry there,
Children crying everywhere!
Never peace and never quiet,
Life is running in a riot!

Comments

:)

This is a funny limerick. "Sippy-cup" was clever. And the rhythm especially in the first three stanzas stood out to me. I thought that "diet" was a bit awkward, though. It does rhyme with quiet; so it's legitimate, but it just sounds sort of strange. I like the names of your children. ;)

Lucy Anne | Wed, 09/17/2014

"It is not the length of life, but the depth of life." Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thanks, Lucy Ann! Yeah, the

Thanks, Lucy Ann! Yeah, the lines with "diet" in them do sound awkward. Would it sound better if I changed it to "I am gonna have to diet!"? I think that saying "to" twice is what makes me stumble when I read it. What are your thoughts on that? I don't have the most amazing grammar skills, which is a bad thing for someone who likes to write. =)

Damaris Ann | Wed, 09/17/2014

My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭55:8-9‬

Well first of all, my name is

Well first of all, my name is Megan.

:)

I really hope that as a newer member, it's easier for you to call me Megan in real life, rather than Lucy Anne. But most of the people here don't, so,... it's really my fault.

Anyways. I don't think saying "to" twice makes it awkward. I think "diet" makes it awkward. I'm not so sure how I would fix that, so that's why I didn't give you a suggestion. Maybe you should take out diet altogether. I know that this is a limerick, but still, you would have to revise the whole poem in some way to really make "diet" fit. Because you're really not eating your life. Haha.

Lucy Anne | Wed, 09/17/2014

"It is not the length of life, but the depth of life." Ralph Waldo Emerson

You have a good point there,

You have a good point there, Megan! :) I'll have to think on that one for a while... Diet really doesn't fit. I'll see what I can come up with. Thanks! I'll try to remember to call you Megan from now on. :)

Damaris Ann | Wed, 09/17/2014

My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭55:8-9‬

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