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Not enough hours in a day

Updated on February 5, 2015

Modern mums' hectic life

A real hectic life with three boisterous boys,

the youngest one never will pick up his toys.

A husband and dad who helps with a smile,

His, soothing, calm voice keeps things quiet for a while.

Yet, only a while 'cos boys will be boys.

It's normal to always have plenty of noise.

A hormonal day can sure be a curse !

Shall I jump off the roof?

Or push someone first ?

Hold on ! don't do it! It will make such a mess,

won't it be better to learn to play chess ?

Play chess? Are you kidding, that uses your brain,

Boys want to be running, be playing a game.

Get water balloons and hide behind trees,

Throw them at strangers., Oh what a wheeze,

A wheeze? What is that, a word from the past.?

Yes it's a word, like Oh what a blast !

You know, something funny, a joke, a good time.?

Guess today I can't win, never mind. That's just fine.

You all know I love you, you're simply the best,

but work ,then more work, I just need a rest.

Please give me an hour to put up my feet,

then go get a ball and we'll play in the street.

Nothing compares to a house full of laughter.

We have enough love, here for joy ever after.



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  • Dim Flaxenwick profile imageAUTHOR

    Dim Flaxenwick 

    6 years ago from Great Britain

    Your comments are so flattering and encouraging, but they also make me smile.

    I can actually visualise you up in the gallery, holding on to your expensive water.

    Thank you.. You keep me going.

  • DREAM ON profile image


    6 years ago

    You talk about life so wonderfully.All the fun and joy that never ends.I love yor writings and you have one of your biggest fans sitting in the bleechers way up in the nose bleed seats.Watching you perform on center stage.You might not see me as I wave.You might not see me on such a hot day.I sip my water slow since they charge five dollars a water.That's kind of crazy but it's business.It is well worth it to watch you make so many people happy.I am one of them.Thanx and have a great day.

  • Dim Flaxenwick profile imageAUTHOR

    Dim Flaxenwick 

    7 years ago from Great Britain

    What a wonderful comment, vocalcoach.!!!!! Thank you very much. l´m glad you enjoyed it, especially when it brings back memories of your own. Take care, Dim

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    Audrey Hunt 

    7 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

    I am still laughing at this one. It sure brings back memories. I also raised two boys. :-) You - YOU, are one super talented poet. Passing this work of art on to friends and family. Who is your biggest fan?.....little old me!

  • Dim Flaxenwick profile imageAUTHOR

    Dim Flaxenwick 

    8 years ago from Great Britain

    Thanks for that Deedee. I'm making my way around your hubs too. Enjoy them very much. Take care.

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    Deborah S. Lawrence 

    8 years ago from Deborah's Musings

    Very well put.It took me back to when boys were small. I just love reading your hubs.

  • Dim Flaxenwick profile imageAUTHOR

    Dim Flaxenwick 

    8 years ago from Great Britain

    Our love your simple answer to all everyday problems. I'll pass the message on to my daughter . The poem was written for her. Thanks for chasing around my hubs and leaving comments.

  • Micky Dee profile image

    Micky Dee 

    8 years ago

    Take the rest of the day off!

  • Dim Flaxenwick profile imageAUTHOR

    Dim Flaxenwick 

    8 years ago from Great Britain

    Thank you, blaise. x

  • blaise25 profile image

    Fehl Dungo 

    8 years ago from close to you...

    Ow, lovely family.. :) Stay happy and enjoy each day. Liked how you put it in a poem. God bless..

  • Dim Flaxenwick profile imageAUTHOR

    Dim Flaxenwick 

    9 years ago from Great Britain

    Thanks a lot immartin. I see what you mean. I've read something about "empty nest syndrome".Guess I have that to look forward to when they've all gone

  • lmmartin profile image


    9 years ago from Alberta and Florida

    Oh dear! I think you owe yourself a nice bubble bath, so put the boys to bed, threaten them with dire consequences if they disturb you, and go for it. And yes, having raised two girls, one year apart, I can truly empathize with how you feel. Love 'em, but oh please, just for two minutes leave me in peace. But guess what? All too soon they'll be gone and living their own lives and you'll have far too much peace and quiet.


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