In a society of Marthas,
where expectations are defined
by their strengths,
a homemaking standard is set.
Required are exhausting hours
of cooking, cleaning, and errand running.
Nobly declaring they are
simply trying to meet their family’s needs,
they create a life of complexity.
A life where there is no time to relax or reflect,
and where scripture study is but another duty
to be performed and checked off their daily list.
So, heavily encumbered,
they busily rush to and fro,
neglecting the “better part”.