Monday, May 3, 2010

she's got the whole world in her hands


Socks in pair, underwear - Hide the porn.
Hang in racks, pile stacks - Mend the forlorn.
Eagle eye underneath, what needs vacuuming.
Run the thing, dog hair cat shit oh no not in the corner again,
Open doors dirty floors to welcome every friend.

Make a call, tidy the living, make time for prayer and giving,
Open mail, recycle paper can't find tacks? can't find stapler?
Dentist appointment, vet, dog food out, hide the dirty dishes,
New toothbrushes and the box for Tooth Fairy Wishes
Control self when confronted with School Traffic Bitches.

Wash her hair, pile his books, adjust his medicine pill
Masturbate or make a date - we forgot the load to Goodwill.
Thank you notes, invitations, birthday present, sublimation
Each and every stimulation calls for a new relation
( mind their sleep and meals for good education )

Erection? Make time later, no there is no alligator
In the sink or the loo, yes your brother lied to you ( IAN! )
Clean the toilet which your brother cannot pee in.
Teach good manners, keep my own,
I refuse to answer the telephone: One half hour to be alone.

Mental note to plan summer, babysitters call the plumber
Haircut mole check eyeglasses dental dam? No that wasn't the plan.
What the hell is that exam?
Read the paper, eat protein, take the magic magic bean
mind your face should you look mean
Keep one hand hard and ready to clean.

Order books, thank the teacher, kill the lice take advice
throw the husband in the tub ask him for a foot rub.
Wash the pillows and linens on hot thank God for what you've got
lock the doors ( check again ) turn off air, sick to stomach again
Facebook, blog, goodnite, to bed. The End.

maggie may ethridge loves her blog friends

image by cecilia carlstedt
Dari said...

Love this so much! Mom's are amazing women. Love the picture too.

Ms. Moon said...

That is the perfect picture of being a wife/mother. And goddess.

Annie said...

Quite a list! I hope you have a good night's rest!

Elizabeth said...

Wow, girl. You rock.

Petit fleur said...

Good one Maggie~

I also bite my lip at the... School Traffic Bitches,

You rock.
xo pf

Terresa said...

The title is apt, so apt. The life of a woman in the course of one day, on this, nearly mother's day.

I say it's time for a foot rub. :)

SJ said...

I love you Maggie.

Still Life With Coffee said...

oh my... you are soooo good!

katydidnot said...

How are you this brilliant? One person should not have this much brilliant. I think Billy Joel could put it to music.

Oooo. Or Cyndi Lauper.

Melanie said...

I always love your writing, you have such a way with words!

Trish said...
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Sandi said...

You are amazing!

CitricSugar said...

Love the rhythm and the thoughts that have frantically bled together... Quite a picture!

Trish said...

Katy-did-not (yes she did) sent me over. To read the BEST. Poem. Ever. And she was right. Holy cow (or whatever exclamation) You are really really amazing and BRILL-I-ANT!

Maggie May said...

Thank you everyone for reading my goofy poem and thank you TRISH for coming by!!!

Very Mary said...

katydidnot sent me, too. And she's right. Brilliance exudes from you.

yolanda said...

the rhythm! the sarcasm and it´s very funny, very GOOD, how you master words!!
i love your mind. so much.my dearling.
such power and energy!!!!

Young at Heart said...

Woke up feeling very blue despite weekend filled with good friends and fun but your poem has raised my spirits and blown away the black dog for today.........thank you

starrlife said...

Whew, I', breathless... and happy to be a bloggy pal! Love back.

Ocean Girl said...

I love the beginning, the middle, the ending.

Beth said...

And that’s what constitutes a life – a good one.

Elisabeth said...

Talk about multi-tasking, and pregnant to boot. This is brilliant.

Shana said...

And then do it again tomorrow. Oy.

Well done, M : )

Sarcastic Bastard said...

And your blog friends love you!

Cute, cute, poem.

Overthinking Mama said...

i love it!

Magpie said...

I love your goofy poem. Thanks!

jennifer said...

you're a busy busy girl, maggie! love the poem

Wine and Words said...

Wow, I'm exhausted. Been so long since I had little feet to contend with...pitter patter. Now it's the ghosts I have to manage all day.

Drax said...

VERY NICE. I'd give you a foot rub, but someone would throw me out a window.

Allegra Smith said...

First thing that made me smile today.
I hope it won't be the last, but if I need more smiles, I know where to come. Love your "duende" and you have plenty of it.

Jeanne said...

And get enough rest to do it all over again tomorrow....

Angie Muresan said...

Haha! I love this Maggie. Hope you are well. Hugs to you!

koralee said...

So great!!! Your words are wonderful....thanks for the treat today...Moms are the BEST!!!

Julia Christie said...

Love love love this - raw, earthy, and so true a picture of all that we attempt to do...
Fitting post for me today!

Smiles

Phoenix said...

Phew! Even reading this poem makes me tired! Wow, moms really ARE superheroes, aren't they...

Steph(anie) said...

This reminded me that I have to call the kids' dentist...

Jenn said...

This is truly one of your best yet Maggie! I'd say it looks like a day in the life but maybe only a couple hours for the life of a busy mom :-)

RottenMom said...

This is magnificant. I love, love, love, love this.

thais. said...

oh my! does it ever end? love the image and the words. you're a great writer ;) and a great woman!

Amanda said...

I love this so much.

red-handed said...

You forgot to shoo out the ghosts, but then again you were pretty busy.

deb said...

love it.
I could never have said it like this,
but um.
yeah.

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