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This is a poem about me and my children. I am young and have three and life is one big struggle so far. I am enjoying it, though! Even though I clean and clean I've finally learned just what it means! I hope you understand; this is the first poem I've submitted

A Few Visitor Comments

Amy
I love this poem and it is so true. I also have 2 little messy hand prints all over everything also. But each and every night when I place them in bed and thank the good lord above for giving me those blessings. I just loved the poem it was wonderful.
shanley
This poem was very touching ,being a stay at home mother of four . Our children are our daily job .
Cindy
This is all so true. Very good poem. What a blessing children are !
Jessica
i love that poem that poems reminds me of my mom. i havent seen her for 6 years i want her to see thins poem becasue she will feel the same way !

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Messy Little Fingers

Everyday I wake up,
ready for the mess.
I look around
and think O' GREAT!!!!
they've already made a mess.

I wonder what they're thinking,
as they smear makeup on the wall.
Is it "Poor, poor, Mommy."
or
"This was cool after all"?

They touch and grab,
and mess and bother,
While I sit there saying "Please, just go find your father"
I wonder why they do it?
Day after day -Don't they know it's hard on me? I don't have time to play.
When I put them to sleep at night,
I breathe a sigh of relief.
At least right now I sit and enjoy the wonders of disbelief.
I look around at my house and think, "Didn't I just clean? Everyday I try and
try, but it's the same old thing.
I always stop and wonder
"Why, me Lord - O' why me?"
I've been blessed, yes I know -
But did you have to make it three?
I love my children dearly, as I'm getting out the rags.
I sweep and mop and clean all night,
praying tomorrow I won't be a hag.
I see those messy little fingers
on windows doors and walls -
Three little hand prints
reminding me how small.
Life isn't easy and kids are always testy, I clean up those messy little
fingers thanking God for little blessings.
The sun is rising, and we awake;
"Hurry, Mommy - Hurry, Mommy - It's time to get up and skate!
Please take us to the park and play with us outside.
We will be good, we promise, and fill your heart with pride."
My children, you are wonderful, and today I will take off - Not from a
corporate job - just from being a cleaning shop.
It took me three years to figure it out,
and now I share with you;
those messy little fingers
are the best things God's ever given to you.

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More Visitor Comments (from the Voting form)

Melissa
I related to this poem very well. I am a young Mother of 3 also. And I know every feelin' of how it is, but your words desribed it better than I could. Thank You!
LORRIE
I GOOGLED THIS NAME BECAUSE IT IS MINE, ALSO. I WAS AMAZED WHEN I READ THIS POEM. MY NAME IS LORRIE WILLIAMS I HAVE 3 CHILDREN & THIS POEM WAS WRITTEN AS IF I DID IT MYSELF! WHAT A SMALL WORLD. GOOD JOB!
Adrian
I really enjoyed this poem. I have a baby on the way and this poems reall gives me something to look forward to.
Cindy
this is a great poem. Hits the heart alot. I have 3 little grandbabies that live with me and this is so true.
becky
This is my life totally! i have 3 littles one and get mad sometimes but this made me feel so much better. thank you!
Henrietta
I believe that this poem is very cohesive, thematic, and its repetition contribute to the flavor of its meaning. I liked it especially for a friend who has inherited four blessings.
Karrie
Out of all the poems I have read tonight this was the most realistic. I am 33, married with a 2yr old son and two lab puppies - I know about the mess - the stickiness - the chaos! You took the words right out of my mouth. Makes me feel better knowing I'm not the only one who feels every day is anything but simple. But what would we do without them. Gotta love em!
Elise
Feelings of a mother put beautifully. a lesson to be learned.
Stacie
This is the most touching poem I have ever read, It describes exactly how I feel each day with my two children, and how when you sit and think about it , what would you do with that time cleaning, if you didn't have your children. They are a blessing from above even if they cause you stress, I'de rather have a lot of stress in my life then to not have my children. This poem just reminds people no matter what they do and how you feel they are the greatest gifts in the world.
Amanda
I have to say I deeply love this poem. In fact I've printed it out and put it in a frame so i can look at it everyday and remember why I do what I do. I also have 3 beautiful babies also. 1 boy(5) and 2 girls(4) and 5month old. Thank you Lorri for giving us a little apprecation.
elaine
REmember, the fingerprints get higher and higher and then they disappear
Karen
All this is so very true. I am 28 with 5 children;10,8,5,2,and 4 months and messy little fingers are all I see. The poem made me chuckle with belief.
maxine
EXCELLENT
patricia
I have four children and I miss all those messy little handprints. Time goes by so fast. I miss all those little handprints.
lisa
This is just what I needed,It was great it has been one of those messy finger days as a mother of 3 I say I love it. Thanks. My children really are a true blessing to me.
kelly
this peom is so true,I know the feeling, Theres so much put into this peom. It's touch me deeply, I give it an AAAAAA+++++++
fefe
This poem was just what I needed for my sister of three.
Brandi
i love this cuz i have 2 boys and get stressed out but i know i would not be the same without them and it is nice to see that from someone else
Mel
I think this poem is wonderful. I am young and I have 3 little ones and it is tough. I very much enjoyed this poem. Keep sending them.
BETTY
THIS POEM IS SO TRUE I'M ONLY 18 AND I HAVE 2 BUT BELIVE ME THEY ARE LIKE HAVING 5 THEY ARE 1 AND 2 AND A HALF AND I DON'T FEEL AS BAD NOW I KNOW I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO IS HAVING HARD TIMES BUT DON'T GET ME WRONG I LOVE MY CHILDREN WITH ALL MY HEART GOOD LUCK TO ALL!
cindy
I JUST LOVE THIS POEM! I AM 30 YEARS OLD, AND I ALSO HAVE 3 CHILDREN. I HAVE 2 SEVEN YEAR OLDS AND A 10 YEAR OLD. I FELT LIKE YOU WROTE THIS FOR ME.
Krist
I related so much to this poem. I have two sons and everyday it is the same mess. You reminded me that I can take a moment and be with them and make a mess with them. Thank you.
Mendy
this is a great poem, I am only 28 and also have 3 children 9,5,& 2. This is truly what it means to have 3 children. you hit the nail on the head.
usha
To be able to see poetry inthe most routine and frustrating of jobs is indeed a blessing .I have two children of 5yrs and 1 yr resectively and I can identify completly with you.Only ,today you made me value their messy fingers too.Thank you.
Kari
This poem is WONDERFUL! Iam also a young mother of 3 and this poem really made me look at things differently. Thank you for the reminder of the blessing of children no matter how crazy or messy things get.
Karla
I have three children also and can relate to this poem. They rae such blessings though so it is well worth the mess.
Kim
I think this poem is great it really hit's home for me. I also have 3 children and this sounds like my everyday routine. It actually brought tears to my eyes.
Alma
THAT WAS ONE OF THE BEST POEMS I'VE READ.KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!
Becky
I can relate to this Mother. I have 4 children of my own and I know how frustrating things can get when they are making messes and you are trying to clean BUT I also know how fast they grow up and how fast all those little finger prints on the walls can disapear! But all in all it is always worth the mess just to be blessed with them.
Prachi
That was really sweet ! Keep writing such poems so I could read more !
Bev
I think this poem is great!!! It really puts everything into focus. I have two small children, ages 5 and 1.5 and this poem really hits home for me. You should make every moment count when it comes to children - as they grow so fast.
Alisha
This one made me cry, children are blessings even though they make messes.I go through this everyday trying to clean up the house.I really enjoyed this poem
Kari
I am 26 years old and a mother of 3. I read this poem over and over and cried my eyes out. I love it! I go through this everyday. I made a copy and put it on my fridge. Everyday I will read it and hope it has the same effect it had on me the first time and make me count my blessings at the begining of each day.
Erin
I REALLY LIKED THIS POEM. I HAVE FOUR CHILDREN AT HOME AGES 5 MONTHS TO 9 YEARS AND I CAN TOTALLY REALATE TO THIS POEM. BRAVO! YOU DID A WONDERFUL JOB.
Nakysia
I know how you feel, I am going to be a teen mom and it is hard for me just being pregnant. well I just want to tell you you wrote a great poem that realy touched people.Tell your 3 children hi for me THANK YOU ALOT
Lori
i HAVE 3 BOYS . i AM 27YRS. OLD & try to go around cleaning the house all day. One day they will `be all grown & I will surely have a clean house but I'll be to lonely yo care.

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