JUST A HOUSEWIFE
Hello, Mrs. Jones, I'm just call
ing to say,
I'm sorry I screamed
when you phoned me today.
No, I didn't get angry
that your call came at four
Just as twelve yelling children
burst in through my door.
It's just that my day has been somewhat stressed
I've been on the go since the moment I dressed
I've been washing
, and ironing
, and hanging a gate.
And preparing a multi-course meal to serve eight.
I've sewn a dance costume
my daughter needs Sunday,
And typed up the minutes
for the meeting on Monday.
I've baked dozen
s of cakes for the PTA stall
Took the cat
to the vets, and cleaned the church
No, the reason I snapped and I called you a pain
Was not 'cause you asked for my help yet again.
The comment that got me, and drove me berserk
Was ... "I'm sure you'll have time, 'cause I know you don't work."