Daily Post Prompt: Parenthood, a Replacement for Sanity

This poem is written in two voices.  The first is mine – written in black text.  The second, written in red text, you need to replace with a whiny kids voice (I’m sure you can figure out what that sounds like) :-).  Some days, this is the typical scene at my house.  I try to write yet I absorb all the noise around me.  As much as I love the makers of said noise, it can be difficult to write around them sometimes.  Well, we do our best (and hey, I got a fun poem out of it!)  I hope you enjoy this.




The grass sways
With wind-swept innocence
A glistening splendor
Kissed by morning dew

I know you are but what am I

I . . . I
I love you not
For all you’ve brought
My love, my heart knows not a price
In riches – I shall dwell with you

she touched me

. . .touched me
With your outstretched hand
And kindness wrought
Upon your face
Depths of despair
I feel, I falter
With loving heart
You soon displace

I said no!

. . . No
No one knows
The depths of my heart
In poem
It hardly leaves a trace
Barely a shadow
That now remains
Of beauty
Held in warm embrace

I sat to write a poem
But thoughts now written
Are not my own.

For living
With a family
You barely keep
Your sanity.

So as I now
Throw down my pen
I’ll wait till all is quiet
To write again.

© Sumyanna 2015


Submitted for The Daily Post Prompt: replacement

Adorable image courtesy of Pixabay.com


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