Life Goes On
Somehow, along the way
I must have lost my focus
While living life, day by day.
When I wasn't paying attention
My daughters became women,
One a mother now, both are wives.
While I was working and paying the bills
They went on with their lives -
When I was doing laundry or making the bed
My son, he grew taller than me, by more than a head.
He's not a little boy, he'll soon be a man
Careful observation, that was part of my plan.
But I failed in my task, and I missed many times
As the seasons changed, kids went from reciting rhymes
To work of their own, and paying their bills.
Had I been watching, I'd have urged them to stay still
Little children who needed me, and wanted my time
"Pay attention to me, mommy!", I heard all the time.
But trivial things often got in my way,
and I found myself wishing their childhoods away.
Be careful what you wish for, it may just come true.
Now I sit, all alone, with no mothering to do.