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A Long-Suffering Super Hero
The day I banned "Mr. Super Clean",
my kids cried and said "You are mean."
He swooped in, that hero of thiers
to clean the four bedrooms upstairs.
A modern day "Cat in the Hat";
even cleaned the dirty bath mat!
Sang while he got the hard work done.
Making it seem easy and fun.
Happily asked "What else is there?
I can do more, I swear!"
Away from here I had to send
that indulgent super hero.
Responsibility taught: ZERO
My children must learn to take pride
in their own dilegence applied.
A different kind of hero, I.
Super Mom? Well, not to their eye,
but I believe I'm guiding the way
for them to make a difference one day.
And that means responsibilities
must be done to their best abilities.
Today, no popularity contest won
but I think my odds are good in the long run.
by Margaret Bednar, Art Happens, 4-2-11