I glance at the clock, 7:20 a.m.
“Oh no, we’re late“, I holler
I run out to start the van
tripping over a brood of starving cats
“Feed the cats”, I scream as I search for misplaced java
I find a hot cup, sipping, gagging
“Honey, I found your coffee, where’s mine?
pleas from the kids empty my mind of my daily brew
Quick kisses will keep me ‘til tonight
halfway out of the driveway, stop, remove the stowaway cat
On our way, hurriedly discussing after school events
you-student council, you-tutoring, and you-girl scouts
I toss foil wrapped sugary sweet rectangles of morning bliss
to the already hyped up threesome in the backseat
playing ping pong between the lines while signing permission slips
I reassure the kids that yes, I do see that car
“Mommy, put on CD #4 song #3” brings a smile to my face
What’s so funny about a grown woman still dressed in her PJ’s
belting out the tunes to the newest hip hop song is beyond me
Giggles fill my ears and penetrate my soul
This is what makes my world spin, my heart sing
still laughing, we pull up to the drop zone
a mass of coats, backpacks, and girly grins exit my van
As I pull away, I scan the rearview mirror one last time
and I see why it’s sometimes so hard to be happy for 7 straight hours
I’ve just dropped happy off for the day
The drive home is quiet, lonely, long
I put on CD #4 song #3, smile, and I’m happy!
- Title: Joy Ride - Free Verse
- Artist: Carolina Asrai
- Description: A free verse style poem I wrote one morning after taking my three girls to school. They are my world and the reason why I am at Gaia today! TUXXI, xX-BabyBat-Xx, and Sky Sk8r!
- Date: 07/16/2008
- Tags: joyride school morning daughters bliss
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