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Happy Being You

Please don’t be a Princess Ada, Unless that’s what you’d like; Please choose freely between skipping And wheelies on your bike. And when you choose which toys to use Don’t ask ‘which are for me?’ The whole world is your … Continue reading

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Welcome – a poem to celebrate a birth

[A poem to celebrate the birth of a baby or a christening. This was written for my friend’s son, Marlowe] We wrote you a poem, To welcome you here, The time you would join us Felt achingly near For weeks… … Continue reading

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Parting Moments

Her world slipped into darkness, As his world was filled with light, He entered as she exited, They’d journeyed through the night. She hung on bravely wishing For a cuddle and a kiss, And the moments that she held him … Continue reading

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Brand New 

Silence was broken, Shattered with piercing screams.  A new life begun. 

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You Are My World

I loved you before we’d even met. As you nestled in my womb, And filled me with hope, I fell for you. My love grew apace with my belly, Blossoming, fit to burst. Finally I held you in my arms; … Continue reading

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Everything Changed

Everything changed when we learnt of you, When we found out we’d be three, not two. Everything changed as my belly grew, As we quickly fell in love with you. Everything changed the moment you arrived, Blinking, wrinkled, very much … Continue reading

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One Thing I Can’t Change – a poem about adoption

Some things, We aren’t supposed to say. Some problems, We hope just go away, Things too big to talk about, And mention of them Makes folk doubt, Whether we are capable, Or suitable, Reliable… This thing that eats me Every … Continue reading

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