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Oh Baby!
Author: Capricorn

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Lulled in a dream-cloud
of fairytale fantasy --
back to bleak reality,
I’m late this morning.
No time for e. mails,
the clock’s hands are
rushing round.

Hush … baby don’t cry.

Last night’s dishes
still swamp the sink,
the floor’s been printed
by muddy feet --
mop’s mislaid

and now the baby’s crying.

Yesterday’s clothes
shout out -- “wash us,”
a tower of ironing groans.
Windows are smudged with
fingerprints
from infantile activities.

When will the clock’s finger
point to my time for fun?

… and still that baby’s crying!

Listen!
don’t lure me away --
no time to play, I must
shine those hazy windows
`til they glisten
when sunrays start to blaze.

I’ll scour those dirty dishes,
swab the kitchen floor,
sort the soiled laundry
spilling over by the door.
I’ll iron out the wrinkles
left behind yesterday.

Hurry up
and scurry round --

oh, damn that baby’s crying!

Yes … damn you computer
with your big baby eyes,
stop whining for attention,
you know I can’t resist
your tempting treasures
any longer
I’ll peek at my messages ….

Oooooh … Mama loves her baby

now chores will never get done --
but I’ll have some fun.

------- Author's Notes -------

This is a rewrite of an old poem.

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Comments on this poem/writing:

barb (209.112.22.163) -- Saturday, May 21 2005, 02:14 pm

good rewrite

cap good writing but boy you must have a messy house lol
Terrie* (65.136.6.14) -- Saturday, May 21 2005, 04:17 pm

thanx for the smile...

Cap, this was too cute , i don't remember readin' your first , if it is anything like this which God knows it has to be, it has to be great, thanx for this read,it brought a smile to my heart. baby blues huh?if this p.c were mine he'd have crystal Green , he'd be a lean, mean clean machine..only when the kids are home. hahahaaa thanx once again.
Capricorn (82.36.129.85) -- Tuesday, May 24 2005, 11:32 pm

Imagination

LOL!! -- all in my imagination Barb!
Capricorn (82.36.129.85) -- Tuesday, May 24 2005, 11:33 pm

Thanks

Thanks Terrie -- glad you enjoyed.
barb (67.58.201.198) -- Friday, June 9 2006, 03:35 am

read again

this still makes me chuckle. Good thinking cap
 
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