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So Tired

She was the kind of tired Only a five year old knows, Where you’re tired from your ears, To the tips of your toes. She was so tired That her eyes kept fluttering shut In mid-sentence; The sentence was ‘Bedtime? … Continue reading

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Healing Hold

You melt into my arms, Your body shaking with sobs, Your eyes red and raw, Lost in your tear-streaked, Snot-stained face. Mumma You whisper as you nestle your face Into my shoulder, Where it fits just right. You grip me … Continue reading

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Out of Harm’s Reach

I see danger, You see fun, Because you’re a kid And because I’m your Mum. Since you’ve existed, I’ve worried each day About how to keep you Right out of harm’s way. But you are oblivious, And long may it … Continue reading

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Love is not heart shaped – Haiku

Love is not heart-shaped It is shaped like full sick bowls And vomity hugs

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When the World is Your Toy

When you are small, Life is filled with great joys, And so many things, That are better than toys. There’s the straw in your drink, You can suck, You can blow, If you blow into milk, You can make bubbles … Continue reading

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Slow Down

Please slow down darling, You are growing up too fast. Revel in childhood.

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In My Hands

Sometimes I worry That I have too much power In your life. You look up to me, Love me, Hang on my every word. You believe in everything I do Or say. But I am not always right. You do … Continue reading

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