Superwoman's Freedom Plea by Beth Moore

Oh Lord, who said there's just One Life to Live?
I'm sure I'm livin'a thousand!
The few times I do awake to pray,
All My Children start arousin'!

Uh, oh! No time for quiet now
Think quick! The day's beginnin'!
I'll try to recall all Oprah's advice...
Then my head starts spinnin'

Make those yunguns religious, cautious but not suspicious
And watch their self-esteem!
Yet you be professional, look sensational
And keep that house squeaky clean!

And perish the thought you forget the needs
Of that marvelous man you married
Why throw yourself before him when he raises his eyebrows
And quit thinkin' "I'd rather be buried."

Oops, now I'm late for work, the kids hate their clothes
And the baby's got a cough
As the World Turns so quickly, I'm severely tempted
To take the next jump off.

Surely they're kiddin' , is there anyone left
Who's honestly Young and Restless?
As for me, I feel centuries old, completely worn out
And cellulite infested!

It's gonna take more than Ryan's Hope for this woman to survive.
I cannot abide another deep breath of Days of our Lives!
Superwoman? She's a curse. To fake her is impossible!
And if I try for one more day, I'm gonna end up in General Hospital!

I've gotta be here, I've gotta be there
I frankly cannot face it.
Rescue me from havoc, please show me what is basic!
Slow me down, Lord, save this life and keep my eyes on you.
Satan can have this Rat Race world--



SweetRowles said...

I've read the poem more than once this past week... good idea to post it.

Grandma Sherri said...

I'm glad you posted it too!

pennyf said...

Very good! I just love Beth Moore!

c or b said...

hee hee! the sad thing is, I don't know when the last time was that I ever did just sit and watch daytime television...well, actually that is a good thing. Not sad at all!

I just updated my blog (I know! Alert the media!)...trying to get back into the world.

Miss you Lunde-folks.

Kari Wright said...

ahhh.. Beth Moore. I'm in the middle of her study of Daniel, always thought provoking, challenging, and life changing.
although I must admit that I do watch a bit of daytime T.V. curious george, clifford, sesame street, word world, arthur....not all every day...of course! that would be bad mommy! definitely some though!