This free-verse poem was originally published in June, 2019. While the theme is filled with humor, between the lines one can read about the endless duties of a mother. In this case, she is busy during a summer’s break from the school year routines. This repost is dedicated to all mothers for a job well done!
Summer finally arrives
Breaking from school routines
Children eager, excited, hyper-filled, energized
When does Mom get to take a break?
Chauffeuring children everywhere
Swimming lessons, sports camps
Gas tank never seems full
When does Mom ever get to run to a special place?
Thunderstorms pop up
Bringing their usual culprits
Rain, wind, hail, lightning, thunder
How did Mom’s new umbrella end up in the yard?
Enjoyable family gatherings
Long picnics, games aplenty
Lots of tasty food prepared
But Mom—why are we picking up a bucket at KFC?
Travel plans made
Laundry, packing, laundry, repacking
Mom still must be “Mom”
When does Mom get to enjoy “her” vacation?
School arrives again
Summer finally over—finally!
Bus leaves with the kiddos
Why does Mom hit the snooze again?