Thursday, July 30, 2009


I have a little boy who just turned two
And I'm amazed (or annoyed) at all he can do
For months he's been climbing out of his bed
Breaking past safety locks when he wants fed
Unlocking the doors when he wants outside
Squirming from seatbelts when we take a ride
Nothing can keep this toddler restrained
I worry about when he's not contained!
I've done all the things that good mothers do
The house has been childproof since 2002!
Plugs in the outlets, he pulls out with ease
Any kind of a lock is simply a tease
What all can I do to keep him from harm?
If he is awake - I'm ALWAYS alarmed!!
I want him to live to see middle age
But how will he make it, if not in a cage?
And deep down I know he'd find a way out
Then I'd be arrested when people found out
What horrible mother locks her child up?!
She must be crazy, abusive, corrupt!
But how does one handle a child like mine?
I want to believe he'll turn out just fine
Maybe he will and my worry is waste
He'll grow up to find the world has a place
For boys who once caused their mom too much stress
Perhaps he'll land a seat in Congress!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


I can be ditzy, but I've got SOME brains
I'm nobody seeking fortune or fame
I've made people laugh with poems I write
And making friends smile is something I like
I'm at home now, but I used to teach school
The students I taught were all pretty cool
(They listened intently and did their homework
They NEVER once thought, "This teacher's a jerk!")
At home I'm a mom trying to stay calm
When things get hairy I turn to the Psalms
Surely the Lord has heard this mom's prayer
"Help me God! Before I pull out my hair!"
My boys are great, but at times I could kill
The oldest is stubborn; the youngest a pill
They are my life, I would not change a thing
Even with all the dirty laundry they bring
My husband's the best, without him I'd sink
I still love it when he gives me a wink!
This is my life though not real exciting
Now I have started a blog for my writing
Here I am, just a simple young mother
Figuring things out one way or another!

Just Getting Started...

I'm starting something new
It's just the beginning
See if people out there
Like these poems I'm penning
I'm nobody special
Just a stay-at-home mom
Will strangers on the web
Think my poetry's the bomb?
The first poem for you
Is getting to know me
I'm ditchin' the kitchen
To write you poetry