She Never Had A Sunday Poem by UNNIKRISHNAN Sivasankara Menon

She Never Had A Sunday

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(This is a small poem written years back for my daughter, when she was still a kid.)

'Why Sunday? '
My daughter asked.
'His work done, God rested
on the seventh day
and it was Sunday',
I concluded.

Sunday,
A week's work done
I rested in my armchair
A book in my hand.
In her study
She tried to convince
her mother, in vain.

Finally,
Exasperated
She asked me again
'Why Sunday? '
'Rest, dear,
A week's work done, ' I said.
'Just tell her that, '
She said, 'and let me play.'

I realised then, she, the mother,
Never had a Sunday!

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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Bri Edwards 05 June 2022

Then again, I haven't believed in 'God' for 50 years, so I really don't know who/what to blame for hunger, poverty, war, impoliteness, and school homework. ; ( bri

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‘God' is just a belief. But the story is good to entertain kids.

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Bri Edwards 05 June 2022

Probably no one else, but me, will say: 'Maybe if 'God' hadn't taken a day off, Mankind and the World would be better off now! God was a slacker, and 'we' suffer for it. : ( bri

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If the state of the world, as of now, can be attributed to God, He himself may question his existence….

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Bri Edwards 05 June 2022

Does this mean that your wife never finished her work? The kid sounds sort of smart. : ) bri

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And the kid… She has to be smart! She is my daughter!

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I have to see that my wife does not read this comment. She may file for divorce for being friends with you ??

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Thank You, Yashmitha for adding this poem to your favourites

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soren Barrett 19 April 2022

A wonderful write. We forget that a mother's work is never done.

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The work of mothers are generated from their love for the family. In my childhood, my mother used to undertake the entire cooking for the family, even though there were numerous domestic helps...such were the times and such is their love..

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UNNIKRISHNAN Sivasankara Menon

UNNIKRISHNAN Sivasankara Menon

PUTHENCHIRA, KERALA, INDIA
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