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dust and cobwebs
Posted by: Amy_F (---.ded.btitelecom.net)
Date: January 14, 2004 05:10PM

I am trying to figure out either the title or the author of a poem. I don't even remember the words. It's a poem about children and it is saying something about letting the dust and cobwebs gather because they will last but children grow up?? It's something like that. Does any one have any information on that poem?

Amy Foskey

Re: Looking for a poem
Posted by: ilza (---.162.243.191.sao.ajato.com.br)
Date: January 14, 2004 06:30PM

this is the only one I can think of
Song For A Fifth Child

Mother, oh mother, come shake out your cloth!
Empty the dustpan, poison the moth,
Hang out the washing and butter the bread,
Sew on a button and make up a bed.
Where is the mother whose house is so shocking?
She's up in the nursery, blissfully rocking!
Oh, I've grown as shiftless as Little Boy Blue
(Lullaby, rockaby, lullaby loo).
Dishes are waiting and bills are past due
(Pat-a-cake, darling, and peek, peekaboo).
The shopping's not done and there's nothing for stew
And out in the yard there's a hullabaloo
But I'm playing Kanga and this is my Roo.
Look! Aren't her eyes the most wonderful hue?
(Lullaby, rockaby, lullaby loo).
Oh, cleaning and scrubbing will wait till tomorrow,
But children grow up, as I've learned to my sorrow.
So quiet down, cobwebs.
Dust, go to sleep.
I'm rocking my baby.
Babies don't keep.

By Ruth Hulburt Hamilton

Re: Looking for a poem
Posted by: Eileen (207.173.103.---)
Date: December 06, 2004 05:01PM

Thank-you, This is the poem i was looking for.

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