Saturday, February 16, 2013

The Go-To Girl Got Up and Went

Couldn't let the day go by without trying my hand at Jenny's latest Saturday Centus prompt. Regrettably, I exceeded the 100 words allotted, but I'm hoping she'll forgive me if I promise to be a very good girl next week! The prompt, as always, is in red.


My favorite teacher told me in my youth:
"You'll always be a leader; that's your truth."
This left me feeling special, even proud.
I'd often thought the same, though not out loud.

I liked to bite off things most wouldn't chew
and chew them, just to see what I could do.
I was the go-to girl, and I still am.
Ya got a problem? Cool, let's fix it. BAM.

But lately I've been running low on juice.
If life's a battle, should I call a truce?
Although surrender chaps my DNA,
a little R&R might be okay.

At home I am a queen, but where's my throne?
My loving family can't leave me alone.
Each mother in our PTA adores me.
Now I'm the president, which nearly floors me.

My part-time work has grown; they think I'm GREAT.
The boss pays double...begs me to stay late.
But I'm already driving in fifth gear.
I signed on for a job, not a career!

Am I a hamster running on a wheel?
I wish I could pretend it's no big deal.
What's that?...Will I direct the school play? Gasp.
(Now I've officially reached critical mass.)
I'm done. Kaput. Don't ask. No mas. I'll pass.

 ©2013 Susan Noyes Anderson
The Go-To-Girl Got Up and Went



Gail said...

Wonderful and love the song, too.

Eva Gallant said...

That was well done!!

Caroline said...

Sue, I can relate! I loved this: cute and truthful. I've learned as I'm getting just a tad older, the art of saying "No." In a very nice way, of course! :)

Great one!

Brian Miller said...

smiles...i hear you...between school, grad school, writing, family...i am tapped...smiles..not sure i want to lead right now...smiles...

yaya said...

I think you just described my Mom! My Sister and I have some of that in our veins but I've learned that saying.."sorry, no can do" is OK..the world won't end! Great poem and I'm betting that's your life in a nutshell!

Naila Moon said...

Sometimes, you just have to say no. Good job on your Saturday Centus.

Tammy Theriault said...

Tooooo cute!!

moondustwriter said...

I hear you
It's easy to do when it's one thing but when it is everything on your plate at once --- Kaboom

Darlene said...

I think you should say no more often

Stacy Crawford said...

I know what this feels like! Funny.

Viki said...

I think this is a lot of women's life in a nutshell. We really should be raised I think to say "no" more. This was very cute and I loved the song.

Karen S. said...

No, is so YES! Sometimes!

Judie said...

Written like a "hands on" mother, Sue!

Tracy Cook said...

Sue please do not take this the wrong way but you just have to learn to say the hardest word in the English nay any language NO

Kristin Klein said...

So much fun to read . . . ummm . . . i think i can identify only tooo well with many of those catchy phrases . . .



Dina Lettre said...

Definitely worth breaking the rules. :)

LeAnn said...

Oh my gosh; I know how this one feels. Once upon a time I had way too many callings and positions. Learning to say no was really hard.
Blessings and hugs on this one!

EG CameraGirl said...

Hmmm. I can relate to this feeling, too. I still need to learn to say NO!

Robyn Greenhouse said...

not sure my comment went through - but love the message here to not give up hope!

Amy said...

Haven't we all felt like that. :) so funny and I hope I never turn into that woman. So busy and such an over achiever. :)

Grandma Honey said...

We all have our limits, don't we!

Jenny said...


I've definitely felt this same emotion.

I have a hard time remembering sometimes that 'no' is a complete sentence.

This was fabulous.

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