Rosemary – a mother, a sister, a friend
An aunty, a wife, a teacher ‘til the end.
The sweeping, the mopping, always cleaning the nest
Forever caring, never sharing, Her burdens with the rest
The work’s not done, it’s overflowing
I need to iron and do the sewing
Must get to Morrison’s, we’re out of buns!
A mother’s work is never done
As the children grew up thick and fast
There was less work to be done, at last
But she still had the kids at school
No time to rest, no time at all!
The work’s not done, there’s plenty left
I won’t be finished, ‘til they’re all deft
Puzzles, games, playtime and fun
A teacher’s work is never done
But then one day, retirement came knockin’
Surely, it was time to throw the sock in?
As she saw the work begin to wane
Five grandchildren suddenly came
The work’s not done, it’s never ending
Why does everything need mending?
You’re growing so fast, you weigh a tonne
A woman’s work is never done
She was a Grandmother now,
No time to rest, no way, no how
I must teach, I must share, as I so yearn
For everything I know, they must learn
The work’s not done, there’s plenty more
Oh dear, there’s paint all over the floor!
Let’s go to the park and enjoy the sun
A grandmother’s work is never done
As life grew steady, like the flow of the tide
Attention turned to the man at her side
This work was different, like no other
She had to learn to be much tougher
The work’s not done, there’s so many choices
Can I just ignore the doctors voices
The hospital trips, they leave me numb
A wife’s work is never done
No sooner did she turn around
Did we grow up and make her proud
The youngest now turned 21
There was no more work to be done.
Her work was done, she couldn’t believe
When she looked at all she had achieved.
Children and grandchildren all at ease
Her work was done, now she’s at peace.
She rested her bones, and let out a sigh
As we gathered round, to say our goodbye
Surrounding her with affection and love
As she journeys to Grandad, up above
Your work is done, your time well spent,
Now it is our time to lament,
To weep and wale, to laugh and smile
To hold each other, for a little while
Blessed Be & Be Blessed