Thursday, 13 April 2017

You Don't Need a Schedule.

Do you need a schedule to observe a flower's bloom?
To rest your eyes on soft blue skies,  or hum a happy tune?
Is a grand plan necessary to read that cheering book?
Or at a golden setting sun , to stop and have a look?
Or wear that lovely floral skirt  that makes you feel so pretty?
- You only need a schedule for the boring and the gritty!

The world of work must use them, along with motivation
to knuckle down (and pray that it's soon time for your vacation),
The world of work demands  we work at such relentless pace
No time to think of life and love, no respite and no grace.

But housewife dear, the thing is clear
Our natural way is not
to rush and push and stress ourselves
until we're super hot!

Slow down and smell the coffee! The home-made cakes and pies
And see a pretty, tidy home, appear before your eyes.
Read stories to the children and listen to their worry
Mummy makes it better when she isn't in a hurry,
Greet dear hubby at the door, the man you love and married,
You cannot do these things at work, or if you're rushed and harried.

You do not need a schedule to love your housewife day,
There is no rush - it does get done, and you'll have time to play,
Many joys await you and contented moments too,
But don't expect the world to understand the things you do.
Turn off the computer, and the mobile and TV,
Take time, enjoy and potter round - and have a cup of tea! 

If you would like to use my poetry please ask me first.
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PS For those who are taking the Feminine Transformation Challenge here on The Housewifely Haven, you have not been forgotten. I would love to hear your progress : )  The challenge is ongoing, so just jump in whenever you like.


  1. Oh!! This is precious!

  2. Hello, I just found your Blog from Home Living, I enjoyed very much so far and I will be enjoying some of your older posts! lovely poem and filled with truth!
    Blessings, Roxy A Keeper of the HOME and loving it!

  3. Hello, I am visiting from Lady Lydia's Home Living blog. I have read all of your posts and am so glad to have found your blog. Such encouragement for me as a homemaker in this modern world where that is hard to find. Thank you so much. I look forward to reading more posts on your knitting patterns blog as well; I taught myself from library books about five years ago and I enjoy it so much.

    1. Hello Mallorie. Thank you. I am not sure there will be many knitting pattern designs on that blog. I do love knitting though and knit things most days. Ravelry is a huge knitting site with lots of friendly groups, forums, hints and many many free patterns. There is a superb group called beginners knitalong which I think you would enjoy.

    2. I forgot to say that despite the name, the knitalongs are for everyone not just beginners.

  4. Thank you.Yes, there are lots of groups that do crochet.

  5. I enjoyed your poem very much! I agree that a strict schedule is not helpful for the homemaker. We are better served by a more relaxed and cheerful routine which creates a calmer atmosphere in the house. Bless you..Trish

  6. Please keep writing. What you share is so needed. So many of us, quietly working away in our homes, serving our families. We get disillusioned by the world out there whizzing by us. Your encouragement is a gift. I pray you'll be inspired to continue

    1. Thank you Rebecca. Your prayers are valued.