Poem: My Children

My children what a surprise
Tears in both their eyes.

My ears can’t stand the cries
Easy? Fun?” they told lies.
What oh Lord can I do
I just want to be next to you!

Was it something so special about me
That I could not see?

I should have not been first pick,
fourteen days out of the month I’m sick.

Oh what a surprise!
There they go again with their cries.

May I have a break?
While I sit down to have a steak.

Can’t answer the phone
My chores aren’t done.

No unexpected visitors please,
a bathtub moment to seize.

I always need money,
too broke to be funny.

Diapers, milk, bibs,
clothes, towels, and cribs.

No smile on my face,
a crinkled eyebrow to replace.

Was in love with your gift of lovemaking,
but my freedom was for the taking.

Regrets of time well spent,
overboard I went.

Left it all behind
to be in the light to shine.

They will get old one day,
and I pray they will say,

I understand mama
I understand.

Nicholl McGuire

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Over 20 years office work experience, six years completed college coursework, background in print media and communications, recognized for exceptional attendance and received merit increase for past job performance, self-published author and part-time entrepreneur, Internet marketing and social media experience. Interned for non-profit organization, women's group and community service business. Additional experience: teaching/training others, customer service and sales. Learn more at Nicholl McGuire and Nicholl McGuire Media

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