Thursday, October 4, 2007

Excuse The House

Excuse The House
By Angela Rose Black

Some houses try to hide the fact
That children shelter there
Ours boasts of it quite openly
The signs are everywhere
Smears are on the windows
Little smudges on the doors
I should apologize, I guess
Toys are strewn on the floor

Please excuse the house
It's not that big a mess
But my job ain't done
Or ever will be, I guess
As long as children live
Inside these hallowed walls
Please excuse the house
I'm momma first of all

So I sat down with the children
And played and laughed and read
And if the doorbell doesn't shine
Their eyes will shine instead
For when at times I'm forced to chose
The one job or the other
I want to be a Housewife
But, first I'll be a mother

Please excuse the house
It's not that big a mess
But my job ain't done
Or ever will be, I guess
As long as children live
Inside these hallowed walls
Please excuse the house
I'm momma first of all

Please excuse the house
I'm momma first of all

11 comments:

Andrea said...

That's a great poem...and yes, we are momma's first of all!! There is so much truth in that poem...love it!

Sharon said...

Loved the poem.
I do love a clean house--but sometimes it can wait.

e-Mom said...

LOL, this is a wonderful poem (and it's true, I'm supposed to be cleaning house today!) Hugs, e-Mom

Andrea said...

I need to remind myself of this every once in awhile. I enjoy having a clean house, and sometimes I forget that I'M A MAMMA FIRST!!

Thanks for sharing!

KC said...

I need to have this made into a sign and hang it on both my front and back door. :)

Pam said...

Loe the poem....mom is the job that matters most- thanks for the reminder!

Talk..to..Grams said...

This is so true!! You are such a good Mommy!! Love and Hugs Gram

my4kids said...

I need to copy this poem! It so fits. There are signs everywhere that children live here. Sometimes to many signs!

la bellina mammina said...

I've read this before and loved it - thanks for haring it! :-)

ZAM said...

Exactly! I'm a momma first so excuse the mess. Love this poem, echoes my sentiments. Hehe. Thanks for sharing Mel!

JennieBoo said...

I want to print this out for when I have a baby.

A beautiful poem!