Hope Sings is co-producing its first music event in Westchester County NY on Sunday, June 28th at 5pm at the Katonah Library.
"Songs for a Cause" benefits Hour Children, which helps incarcerated women rebuild their lives and families. They work locally with the Bedford Hills and Taconic Correctional Facilities.
We are co-producing with the wonderful singer-songwriter and musical activist Elizabeth Kemler.
Hope Sings founder Beth Blatt, Ms. Kemler, and indie roots-rocker Jake Klar will be featured.
$15 includes wine/cheese reception - and the chance to do good for a wonderful organization.
Please join us and support established and emerging local talent and women creating better lives!
Shall I start sharing from my show, Smotherhood?
BET YOU WISH YOU HAD ANOTHER
NOT THIS BAD MOTHER
A GOOD MOTHER
SHE SETS LIMITS
AND REMEMBERS THEM
THE NEXT DAY.
A GOOD MOTHER
EVEN WHEN HER CHILD’S
ALWAYS KNOWS THE RIGHT THING
SHE IS NEVER TOO NICE, THEN TOO MEAN
SHE’S ALWAYS PERFECTLY, PLEASANTLY IN-BETWEEN
AND SHE’S NOT ME
I AM SUCH A SAD MOTHER
CAUSE I’M SUCH A BAD MOTHER
A GOOD MOTHER
KNOWS WHEN HER CHILD IS LYING
KNOWS WHEN HER KID
CAN TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LAZY
SHE WOULD NEVER LET HER CHILD TALK SASS
OR ADMIT THAT SHE SMOKED GRASS -
Ok maybe twice.
SHE LISTENS QUIETLY.
DOESN’T PREACH, “WHEN I WAS YOUR AGE,“
DOESN’T SCREECH OR FLY INTO A RAGE
YEAH SHE’S NOT ME
“PLEASE DON’T BE MAD, MOTHER”
Sorry – I’M A BAD MOTHER
LIKE A BAD DOG –
STOP CHEWING UP YOUR LITTLE TOY
STOP SCREWING UP YOUR LITTLE BOY
IF I COULD I WOULD, BUT I CAN’T
(a hiccup of a heartbreak…then it kicks back in)
SO HERE’S MY RANT
BAD MOTHER –
(MOM pulls the band back to a vamp as SHE speaks.)
What’s a bad mother to do,
When she’s a bad mother, through and through?
She could bemoan it
Or she could own it
Which is what this bad mother is gonna do –
(Band kicks in again.)
NOT A GLAD MOTHER
A Mickey Mouse snowstorm. Thanks to Erika Amato for the title inspiration.
So said Eddie Izzard
So said NYC
Missed my night out
Cause they feared a white out
Gosh oh gee oh –
Mr. De B. – he is now my subway clown
Bet that he’s sad he shut the subway down.
Fire that Weather Wizard
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A Sunday morning reflection.
FULL HOUSE (SLEEPOVER)
To have a homeful of teenage boys
Giggling and guffawing
Is one of those motherly joys
I have never known.
What do they talk about?
Nothing my son will tell me.
I am content tonight to walk about
Inconspicuously, bringing more food.
In the morning, I find they have left the lights on
And dirty Kleenex everywhere.
And I’m pretty sure my son didn’t brush his teeth.
But it’s a full house and I don’t care.
They say you should shine a light
On the aspects you want to see more of.
A boy who trusts we won’t embarrass him,
Trusts we won’t pry and poke,
Won’t try to understand every joke.
A boy who likes to come home
And bring his friends home, too.
On this I shine
A floodlight of love.
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