Friday, May 4, 2018

Imitation by Hope Anita Smith


   I'm the mom
                    and I have six children.
 Three dolls,
two fish,   
and a dog. 
                        And I get so tired because 
             I have to love them
   all day long.  
                  I have to squeeze them
   and hug them
    and kiss them.
                And be proud of them 
   when they cry 
  or swim          
      or wag their tail. 
                 And sometimes I have to
           sit down for a minute
        and catch my breath
        'cause, Lord knows, 
it's hard work   
              lovin' all these children.

                                                                                      --from Mother Poems

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