The Day Before
I became a mother, I had no idea
that life could change so much. I had no fear
that I could cope, saw no snags ahead,
no illness, accidents or quarrels.
Competent in business and domestic life,
I’d had no idea how upside down, shambolic
life would be for years and years,
not to mention melancholic when they went.
Not afraid of responsibility or work
I’d no idea how tired I’d be from watching out,
clearing up, and cooking food they threw about,
teaching, reading, saving and scrimping,
holidays camping, mopping up spills and conflict of wills.
But all of a sudden
tomorrow becomes today,
and they’ve gone away.
Life is quiet … and calm … and boring.
This is a bit of a freewrite. The prompt and lots of more considered responses can be found here