Holiday Woes at the PO – Limerick

So the other day, after my dentist visit, and before my car died (see earlier posts), I swung by the post office. And waited and waited and waited in line to send some packages. Seems that the USPS has cut back so much that no longer will that post office have more than one person serving at the counter, in spite of how many people get backed up in line. There are three spaces for attendants. Yet no bell is rung to bring more folks up to staff the scales and stamp drawers, as they do at Trader Joe’s.

So here’s a limerick that I wrote in line. The woman behind me with the tin of cookies to ship gave me the last word. I kept on trying to convince her to open the cookie tin so we could all eat them, to no avail.


It was Christmas season at the Post Office.

The pace was terribly slothish.

We waited in line

And tried to be kind.

But I wanted to ‘Go Postal’ and be nauseous.

About Mare Cromwell

Referred to as “The Voice of Earth Mother” by a gifted Shoshone elder, Mare Cromwell is a multi-award-winning author, Medicine woman/Lightworker and healer. She has also been told by another gifted elder that her work with Earth Mother is in the prophecies. Her books include: "The Great Mother Bible"; "Messages from Mother.... Earth Mother"; and "If I gave you God’s phone number.... Searching for Spirituality in America". She has studied with Native American teachers for twenty-one years and sat on the World Council for Wisdom Gatherings for three years. Mare leads workshops on our Sacred Planet-Earth Mother, Womb Wisdom and Sacred Silliness and more. She is the visionary and producer of the 1000 Goddesses Gathering in Washington DC. Mare loves to be involved in Ceremony. She is also a former worm herder. She calls Western Maryland home.
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