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Before the Nest Was Empty

A Mother's Distraction

By Patti Marrs MagillPublished 4 months ago Updated 4 months ago 1 min read
Before the Nest Was Empty
Photo by Laura Ockel on Unsplash

Did I say I want to rest today

I can’t remember when I last did

So bogged down by obligations

They run me ragged and usurp my energy

Racing, leaping, jumping, crying, eating

And why is there a jelly sandwich in the DVD player

Cartoons on loud, play doh on the floor

The never ending “guess what’, and ‘watch this”

I'm the recipient of a thousand questions an hour

One day I turned around and they were grown

Now I am glad I did not stop to rest

sad poetry

About the Creator

Patti Marrs Magill

Retired Corporate Flight Attendant, pursuing new careers in writing and education. I have 4 adult children, 6 grandchildren, and live in Central California. Currently I am taking on students to tutor in reading and writing.

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  • Rob Angeli4 months ago

    The final line brings it all together.

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