Sunday, November 4, 2007

Mother's Night OFF

This poem was published in the Omaha World Herald in January of 1965.
As a mother of five children under ten I needed and took a week end break. But this mother couldn't stand to be away from her brood for long.

Ah -- such quietness.
I revel in this strange peace.
For tomorrow turmoil will fall.
Alone this moment
My mind can roam at will
without interruption or call
For a mother's hand
To sooth a catastrophe
Or a mother's kiss to wipe away a tear.
Now I rest my mind,
But only for this evening.
Strange peace -- I need my turmoil near.

(C 1965.)
by Margaret C. Arvanitis
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