Treasure Island

Connie Webb


A Mother's Thoughts


I’m still here somewhere
Between the dishes and laundry
Breakfast, lunch and dinner
I’m still here.

I’m still here somewhere
Between the bills, the errands
Vacuuming, dusting, phones ringing
I’m still here.

I’m still here somewhere
Between school meetings, shopping, lawn mowing
Teasing, Refereeing, and “Mom, tell him to stop it”
I’m still here.

I’m still here somewhere
Between pre-school to high school
Toys to computers
I’m still here
But who am I?

Submitted: Saturday, August 26, 2006
Edited: Saturday, August 28, 2010

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  • Bonnie Collins (5/24/2008 1:54:00 AM)

    This sounds so much like our daughter! ! And the sad part about it is, IT IS THE TRUTH! ! Very good and does bring out motherhood in 21st century so accurate.....Bonnie (Report) Reply

  • Ben Gieske (1/23/2008 4:03:00 PM)

    This is certainly a refreshing way to express the 'rewards' of being a mother. I'm a father and have done a lot of these things too. Now you have a lot of material to work with in composing your poems. If you do capture these valuable, unforgtable moments in poems which your children might read 50 years from now, maybe they will then apprecate all the things you did with and for them. Wish you success and comfort in the thought. (Report) Reply

  • Jemarie Ragudo (11/27/2007 5:29:00 PM)

    In answer to your question in the last line, you're a mother that many children wish they have. Sometimes, mothers feel lost in the midst of domestic chaos. But, at the end of the day, it's the mothers who are most fulfilled. Great poem! Perfect 10! (Report) Reply

  • Seema Chowdhury (5/22/2007 10:14:00 PM)

    this is such a lovely poem. being a mother of 2 lovely daughters myself, i can see myself in each and every line of your poem. thanks for sharing your poem with other mothers. (Report) Reply

  • Kristina Jordan (8/27/2006 12:41:00 PM)

    I often ask myself the same question. You completly captured a mothers inner thoughts. Bravo. (Report) Reply

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