I am Every Woman and Every Woman is Exhausted - Poem

My phone won't quit ringing.
My phone won't quit ringing.
How will we ever make ends meet?
How will we ever make ends meet?
If only I could ignore the dirty dishes in the sink.
If only I could ignore the dirty dishes in the sink.
Now I lay me down to sleep.
Now I lay me down to sleep.

I am Every Woman

E veryone wants something from me. My phone won't quit ringing because those

X-ray technicians still want their money.   Who knew an accidental fracture would cost as much as a second mortgage?  My hours at work just got cut.

H ow will we ever make ends meet? I can't help but feel I am

A ll by myself against this big bad world. Overwhelming stress is the theme that plays through my head as I

U ndress for bed. What's that you say my dear husband?

"S weetie, you forgot about me. I need my supper. Did you remember

T o pick up my cigarettes and some puppy pads? She went in the hall again today."

I nto the kitchen I go to fix him a bowl. If

O nly I could ignore those dishes in the sink. I am tired into the depths of my soul.  My day needs stretched. I can get by on four hours of sleep, I think.

N ow I lay me down to sleep. I pray the Lord my soul to keep. If I should die before I wake, who will bake our neighbor's birthday cake, pay the electricity bill, wash the dog and water the near dead plant on my window sill?

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your cybersister 5 years ago from Just relocated from Florida to the mountains of North Carolina

I think that your hub sums it up for many of us some days. Worn out, taken for granted, and stressed. Very cute the way you worked in the "exhausted". I think I need to check out more of your hubs. I do hope though that some of your days go better :)


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lcbenefield 5 years ago from Georgia Author

cybersister, thanks so much for reading. We all have days like this. But thankfully, not every day. It helps knowing I am not alone in my struggles. Most, all, women go through these times in life.


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WannaB Writer 5 years ago from Templeton, CA

You are definitely not alone. My husband has finally realized that he needs to help out and he has. He has hired someone to do the heavy cleaning and he doesn't expect me to do everything around here anymore. It's made a huge difference in how I feel. Even so, I've still got more I want to do than I have time for.


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lcbenefield 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Sounds like you have got a good husband, wannab. I'm glad he realizes that you cannot do everything alone. I think we as women tend to suffer delusions of granduer. We want to please everyone and it's hard for us to admit we aren't perfect. Thanks for reading.


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samiaali 5 years ago

Hey icbenefield, I completely sympathize with you. I often think 'how will all this get done if I am not around!' I have decided that I can't do everything in the house and others must help! :)


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lcbenefield 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Samiaali, I completely agree. Others live here. Others need to help take care of things. I am at the point that if others do not pitch in, I am leaving it undone. I'm not particular about how things get done just so long as they get done. Thanks so much for reading and commenting.


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epigramman 5 years ago

..not only .... are you 'every' woman - you are one incredibly talented writer of wit, irony, and the truth!


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lcbenefield 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks for stopping by, epigramman. I truly appreciate your comment.


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b. Malin 5 years ago

What would the World do without us Women...We shoulder a lot in today's Society...more than ever. Your Poem tells it like it is, good one Icbenefield. I look forward to following your Hubs.


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lcbenefield 5 years ago from Georgia Author

B. Malin, how true that is. We shoulder a lot today and more than ever we seem to be expected to shoulder even more. Most of the time, others in our lives have no idea how things get accomplished and then they wonder why we're cranky. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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