Poetry

“After…” An Etheree Poem

Wall,

tell me-

Who am I?

My head still spins

from revolving roles:

teacher, nurse, referee

to the crazy blonde creatures

now sleeping in peace. Finally,

I am free to just be me, and yet-

I find myself here, staring at the wall.

(Written for Colleen’s Poetry Challenge, using synonyms for the words character and wild.)

Hello, poetry readers! I usually let my poems stand alone, but not today because it has been a really long time since I last wrote a poem.

My life has been hectic lately, rather all consuming and leaving no time to even think about writing a poem. Between taking care of the kids and refinishing their bathroom by ourselves (hello learning curve!) I’ve been pretty scattered.

With my husband out of town this week, the grand finale of each day was getting the kids in bed. But then there was after… One night I was too tired to do more chores or work on a project. I also wanted complete silence, so television was out. That’s when I found myself staring at a wall!

Fortunately, I thought of Colleen’s Poetry Challenge. I hopped over to her page to see what the words of the week were, and they gave me the nudge to write again.

Woohoo! It feels good. Thanks for reading, and have a great day!

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5 thoughts on ““After…” An Etheree Poem”

  1. Oh, Holly! I wondered where you’ve been… Now, I know. Wow. I do remember (we’re retired military) all the times when I had to wear many hats just to get through the day. I loved your Etheree poem and the conversation that went with it. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Sneak in some me-time if you can. ❤

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    1. Thanks Colleen, it was fun to write again! Yes, I was definitely emotionally zapped this past week, which I’m sure most moms can relate to at one time or another. They go from so sweet and happy to cranky in the blink of an eye, haha! Thanks for reading and commenting 🙂 have a great weekend Colleen!

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