Working Mother


The day begins with shouts and screams

children needing to be fed and cleaned

The night passed away so fast

Feelings of rest just don't last

Offspring now are off to learn

Spouse departs under pressure to earn

Alone in the house with her thoughts

Dreading the future demands of her boss

Dressed, pressed, and neatly groomed

Off to work fighting against inner gloom

Visions of a future where labors cease

Bring comfort to the present times of no relief

A woman worn, weathered, and watchful

Holding the family together against the doubtful

A precious jewel above all others

Bow in reverence to the working mother.

Inspiration: Poem demonstrating the life of a working mother. Today's working mother is what I call today's The Modern Virtuous Woman. Based upon Proverbs 31:10 – "Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies..”

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