ANNE

 

Your parents are facing so very much

 

Dealing with it is like using a clutch

 

 First gearing up and then gearing down

 

Sometimes you smile and sometimes you frown.

 

 

First gear, then neutral; second gear, then drive

 

Bumping along beyond nine to five

 

They need you for some things and then so much more

 

Part of you wants to run for the door.

 

 

I know it isn’t easy and sometimes it's real tough

 

At times you feel you’ve about had enough.

 

Thank you for all the many extras you do

 

Being daughter and mother and caregiver too.