Sandra Martyres

Rookie - 27 Points (5th October / Mumbai - India)

Reminiscing On Mother’s Day - Poem by Sandra Martyres

Torn between my Blackberry
And my little baby
Is already a tough call
But that is not all
As a working Mom
My cup of woes
Often overflows
A sulking husband
A whining baby
And to top it all
A very demanding Boss
Leaving me at a total loss
My head spins not knowing
On whom I should focus my attention
Indeed I must admit
It is to my baby that I generally submit
He who makes the loudest sound
Is bound to make me turn around
Between husband and boss
It is often the lucky toss
In no particular order
Husband can be chided even derided
For not taking up his share
Of responsibility to manage our baby
This baby line does not work with the boss
He never stops reminding me
About the human approach of the company
In allowing me working hour flexibility
In order to support top table diversity
Never a thought for my high levels of anxiety
So in the interest of propriety
I try to do my bit for my family and society

Comments about Reminiscing On Mother’s Day by Sandra Martyres

  • (5/14/2009 4:47:00 PM)

    very nice poem...expressed clearly and with a touch of humor...good work...hope the hubby reads and gives you a break.... (Report)Reply

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  • (5/13/2009 4:14:00 AM)

    My hat is off to you madam for you have truly expressed the feelings of many working women in this world that not only work but have children too….even though you may feel tired and beaten up I am sure that you do feel gratified when things are going smoothly otherwise you wouldn’t be doing it…really enjoyed the read, thank you for sharing your thoughts with us…many blessings to you and your family.


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  • C. P. Sharma (5/12/2009 11:44:00 PM)

    Wow! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! wonderful poem with perfect artifice, cleverly presented theme with rightly placed chidings. Loved everything in it.

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  • Sathyanarayana M V S (5/12/2009 11:12:00 AM)

    ASTOUNDING AND AUTHORITATIVE POEM ON WOMEN'S WOES! How many votes can I give to this masterpiece........I started liking more and more of ur poetry Sandra...................10++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ (Report)Reply

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  • Rajkumar Mukherjee (5/12/2009 10:30:00 AM)

    Dear Sandra,
    This is a beautiful depiction of a modern -day-mother torn amogst demands from baby, boss and husband simulteneusly and still running the show. your presentation is so vivid, I will like to call it ' a poetry on celuloid' like Gauder or Satyajit Ray or Roman Polinesky.These lines, in particular, I will lke to quote:
    'my cup of woes/ often overflows/a sulking husband/a whinning baby/and to top it all / a very demanding boss' but Sandra'still so in the interest of propriety/ I try to do my bit for my family and society'
    This is where is your greatness.For that matter all working mothers.A great tribute to Mothers' Day. Keep on writing and keep in touch A-10-from me-Rajkumar

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  • Fay Slimm (5/12/2009 12:53:00 AM)

    Sandra you give a vivid picture of the many-hatted jobs of a Mom - - and at times the frustration of trying to wear more than one at a time - - but a hat which must never be forgotten is the Sandra-hat..... wear it with pride girl... and make time to wear it... there will never be another YOU - and thanks for this well rhymed verse... God bless all Moms......10 and more from Fay....xx (Report)Reply

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  • (5/11/2009 11:25:00 AM)

    a working mother is forever at emotional cross-roads...well penned, sandra! (Report)Reply

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  • (5/11/2009 10:11:00 AM)

    nie tale milady.. i enjoyed in its completeness. (Report)Reply

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  • Meggie Gultiano (5/11/2009 6:10:00 AM)

    to sum it all..all roads goes back to the family.It is a matter of explaining and understanding..and your priority..I know in the end, love conquers all..
    A lovely piece. I love it

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  • (5/10/2009 6:43:00 AM)

    You explained your feelings so well and I know how it is to be torn between husband, baby, boss.
    It all depends what hat you are wearing. It is exhausting and demanding, but the most important thing is to find 'Sandra' time when you can be you. Whether you have to beg, borrow or steal it you must do it somehow and if you think out of the square it will be your salvation. Thank you for your good wishes for Mother's Day and I love your imagery 'torn between my Blackberry and my little boy'.
    Well done! 10

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  • (5/10/2009 6:12:00 AM)

    If company has human right than human to have human rights and every boss should understand this...........A Great Write............... (Report)Reply

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  • (5/10/2009 4:33:00 AM)

    Very few poem leave me speechless but this one surely does....torn between blackbery and my baby....i dont know this line strikes such a chord....for me i feel strongy that in a an attempt to earn a living we often lose touch with life...
    a marvellous write indeed happy mother days mommy Sandra :)

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  • (5/10/2009 3:46:00 AM)

    Brilliant write Sandra...and a very happy mothers day to you...Fi 10+++ (Report)Reply

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  • Kesav Easwaran (5/10/2009 3:33:00 AM)

    The soft good humour inside apart, your poem tells how much a present day working woman has to adjust to the demands in her daily life...nice read...wish you a happy Mother's Day...10 (Report)Reply

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  • (5/10/2009 2:13:00 AM)

    Happy mothers day dear Sandra
    thanks for reminding me
    a lovely write ++10

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 10, 2009

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 26, 2009

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