louis rams

(09/13/1943 / new york city)

Stay At Home Moms


To the stay at home moms (sahm) I must say
I honor you in every way.
I made my wife stop working when she got pregnant
Forty six years ago, and real love is what my daughter got to know.

She is there every step of the way and
my heart thanks her every day.
up in the morning at the crack of dawn
To change diapers, bathe the baby, change the clothes
And with the baby is where she belongs.

She is a woman with many hats, and for her
There is no turning back.
A mother, housekeeper, cook, and wife
Accepting all these struggles and strife.
You may not hear her complain
But when things go wrong, she is the first to blame.

We all may have a lot of food on our plates
And forget what they are going thru, but
Do you honestly think you could do her job too?
we may be the bread winners and struggle at work
But we did not have to go through the pains of giving birth.

Do any of you men think that you could hold
A child in your stomach for nine months
Of morning sickness, weird cravings, sleepless nights
And with your partner you would fight.

They could only sleep on their backs or on their sides
Would you like to give that a try?
They look at you in your sleep and thank GOD
For all that you do, but they need compensation too.
There is another hat that they may wear, when
They have to become the C.P.A. and balance
The check book so you don’t overdraft
And turn around and get on her ass.
So many hats and so little time, and when you ask
Them they say they are doing fine.

So to all the (sahm’s) out there with you this poem I share
You deserve not just a flower, a outside dinner
Or a movie, but the biggest THANK YOU
From our hearts, because in our lives
You are the greatest part.

Submitted: Friday, October 28, 2011
Edited: Saturday, October 29, 2011

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  • Hans Vr (10/28/2011 8:09:00 PM)

    A great poem, Louis. A wonderful expression of thanks to all stay at home moms. The love and care of a mother is one of the greatest gifts of God to the children. Too sadly, many of us only realise this when they are gone. I myself was blessed with a mother whose caring love was huge and in her honour (she died 16 years ago) I try to pass on her caring attitude within my family, at my work and in an organisation for disabled I am involved in my free time. I really believe that the number of CARING people in the world is increasing. SAHMs may be the main persons responsible for that, and so are the caring grateful poets like you. I really hope many people get to read this poem. Cheers, on a caring world. (Report) Reply

  • Romeo Della Valle (10/28/2011 7:02:00 PM)

    A well deserved tribute for all the moms of the World for they are the ones that truly cared and still care for all of us in this planet. Their love is pure and sincere till the end of time. When suddenly you wake up crying in the middle of the night with a belly ache (as baby) , she is the one to run to your aid with great concern! For the ones still alive, the best wishes and for the ones in heaven, our everyday players! Beautiful and soul touching poem! 10+++ Thank you for sharing! God Bless You! Love and Peace for always! ...Romeo from NYC... (Report) Reply

  • Naida Nepascua Supnet (10/28/2011 5:12:00 PM)

    haha, i so love this poem
    this is so true
    moms are so busy with little time for themselves
    and when you ask them, yes they are okay
    funny is it not?
    what they need is appreciation for all the little things they do day by day
    say how tasteful the food is
    say how bright the curtains are
    say how pretty the flowers look
    and these words will make them do more than expected.

    as a mom myself, thank you for this poem
    i hope that my 3-year old son gets to read this when time allows
    BRAVO (Report) Reply

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