Monday, January 16, 2023

Keeping On The Wheels

Keeping On The Wheels


They sit in a circle tiny children held in big laps

The Wheels On The Bus Go Round and Round

sing the mothers and perhaps once in a while

a father ..clutching tiny hands to clap, bouncing

knees – Grinning at one another -  some even 

happy … 

Others just trying with pounding hearts

and trembling fingertips just trying to  

keep the flippin wheels from flying off

Crashing, cracking the wall standing

Between song and sanity 




  1. Ah, this brings back memories! I think a lot of parents come into your second category; I certainly did, many times.

  2. I rarely felt like I had my bus fully running when I was a young mom. I have a lot more compassion for myself with time and distance.