Housewife's Lament


Make the beds, bandage heads, Straighten up the room; 


Wash the windows, cut the grass, See the tulips bloom.


Drive the children to school, Drive them back again. 


Have the Cubs to meeting Then I clean the den.


Serve on my committee, Attend the P.T.A.


Forgot to buy the children shoes... Can't do it today.


Pay the bills, write a note, Fill the cookie jar. 


Oh dear, I forgot to go and have them grease the car.


Catch up on the ironing, Scrub the kitchen floor. 


Answer phone and doorbell, Need I list some more?


My pet peeve I must admit,


You surely will agree,


When someone asks, "Are you employed?"


I answer, "No, not me."

-Caryl M. Kerber