Breathing time

 

Busy boys working hard at school.

Busy Mama’s working at theirs too.

Daddy’s gone and coming home soon.

 

Busy boys making noise playing hard.

Busy Mama’s making soup, bread and buns.

Daddy’s driving in the lane – home again.

 

Busy boys, big one and small one too.

Busy Mama, just one, listens to the chaos.

Daddy’s home! Daddy’s home! Daddy’s home!

 

Time for a break Mama. 

Time for some breathing time.

They leave the house empty.

Their noise follows them out.

 

She sits. Knowing the list.

She sits. Breathing the silence.

She closes her eyes. It is quiet.

She lets her shoulders relax.

 

Busy boy and busy Daddy back in again.

Wondering what busy Mama did.

Mama breathed the quiet, that’s what she did.

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21 Comments

  1. February 10, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    She sits. Knowing the list. Pretty much sums up where I’m at right now!

    Thank you for adding the Real Toads button to your home page!!

    • shanyns said,

      February 10, 2012 at 8:11 pm

      Thanks Kerry for coming by, and for all you do! I love Real Toads and enjoy it very much. Bright blessings my friend…

  2. February 11, 2012 at 12:19 am

    Wise mom, to take that silent moment to breathe and restore herself. I certainly can relate to this poem – I remember how busy a house full of kids is.

    • shanyns said,

      February 11, 2012 at 3:51 am

      Sherry – yes gotta take a breather even if it is for a little while. Thanks for coming by.

  3. Pete Goulding said,

    February 11, 2012 at 2:37 am

    The repetition really works here and the ending wraps it all up neatly. Nice one.

    • shanyns said,

      February 11, 2012 at 3:51 am

      Thanks Pete, appreciate your comment and thanks for coming by.

    • shanyns said,

      February 12, 2012 at 6:04 pm

      Thank you…really nice of you to stop by!

  4. Teresa said,

    February 11, 2012 at 2:53 am

    What a great family feel good poem!

    • shanyns said,

      February 11, 2012 at 3:50 am

      Thanks Teresa for your encouraging comment and for stopping by.

    • shanyns said,

      February 12, 2012 at 6:03 pm

      Thanks! So glad you came by.

  5. February 11, 2012 at 6:53 am

    I remember those busy days…a great poem of family

  6. Marian said,

    February 11, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    oh, to just sit.

    • shanyns said,

      February 12, 2012 at 6:03 pm

      Ah yes…so glad you came to sit and read here….

  7. Dawn said,

    February 12, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    Hi Shanyn! Crazy week. Breathing in the quiet is the perfect thing to do always. Beautiful poem,
    Dawn

  8. Margaret said,

    February 13, 2012 at 4:50 am

    breathed the quiet.

    I can relate. Often my husband comes home and says “no music on?” and I say “no, just enjoying the peace.”

    • shanyns said,

      February 13, 2012 at 3:51 pm

      Isn’t it nice to have some peace and quiet? Thanks for coming by and leaving your thoughts.

  9. wolfsrosebud said,

    February 16, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    love them boys… raised three


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