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Nobody’s Listening – (The parents poem) The Ode to the 6 Week Holiday – by Liz

I’m mentally tired
I feel so weak
Peace and rest
Is what I seek.

The kids made a mess
I’m feeling dispair
I should really clean it up but
But in truth I don’t care.


Over and over
The same refain
Clean up that mess!
Oh no! Not again

Stop your fighting!
Put your toys away!
Put your rubbish in the bin.
Why don’t you go out and play?

Draw me a picture
Be good girls and boys
Play on the computer
And make less of a noise.

Another day, just the same.
More fighting and yelling and no one’s to blame.
Hello! Am I here? Can you hear what I say?
I’m wasting my breath
As nobody’s listening anyway!