Bessie May moved in like a whirlwind A jovial woman who was never discontented Easily managing several chores at one time Was multi-tasking before the term was invented Cooking great meals and packing school lunches The housemaid handled it all with great ease She vacuumed and dusted and washed up the dishes And made doing housework seem a breeze Known to load the washer and unload the dryer And at the same time watch Days Of Our Lives Managing soap in the washer and on the TV screen She was the envy of all the neighborhood wives Bessie worked for several families over the years Raising their kids and keeping them all fed and clean An honest, God-fearing hard-working gal Her reputation was more than pristine As a senior citizen and physically unable to work She felt hopeful about all the friends she'd made But they turned out to be only fair-weather friends Who deserted her when she couldn't make the grade So, struggling along on a meager monthly pension Bessie barely kept the wolf from her door She actually got the last laugh on all her old "friends" The day she found out she was no longer poor For you see, she is now a lady of leisure Who won millions in the lottery jackpot She bought herself a mansion; got a maid of her own And changed her moniker to "Bessie May Not" Kathleen McCoy Eldridge© April 6, 2008 All Rights Reserved

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