We know we're sometimes a pain, don't you dare call it 'nagging',
But you're there for us all when our energy's flagging,
You get overlooked once the children are here,
So on this annual day grab yourself a cold beer.
We may moan about housework, beard hairs in the sink,
But we prize your support when we're right on the brink.
To hear conversations between you and our child,
Melts away all resentments when we feel tired and riled.
Family life can be wonderful but also quite hard,
When resources are stretched and you've maxed out your cards.
Forget yesterday's quibbles and having 'your say',
give your partner a hug on this year's Fathers Day.
Mummy Poet x
Thursday, 18 June 2015
You're nearly three the time has flown,
Each time I blink I swear you've grown,
The date for pre-school quickly looms,
My stomach knots, it's come too soon.
I see you at parks wanting big boy friends,
And I know our times coming to an end.
I'll take deep breaths, it's time for change,
I need to adjust my mum radar range.
You'll soon have a life that I'll not always see,
And so now son it's time that I think about me.
It's been hard sometimes, I'll honestly say,
But I don't regret a single day.
Saturday, 13 June 2015
When I'm away you're with me still,
I can't detach or leave at will,
I want you close though know it's impossible,
Physical proximity at work's not permissible.
You're my little boy though I know I can't hold you,
Right now I'm your world but quite rightly you'll fly soon,
Your friends will become more important than us,
When you leave us for school I'll not make a fuss.
To love is to cherish, teach well and let go,
I want for you freedom, I want you to know,
That whether you're near or we live far apart,
You'll be on my mind and right here in my heart.