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‘It’s your turn’, my wife said to me  As I pulled my behind, off the settee  And picked up our baby, unsure to find What she had produced with a squelch, from her behind As I scaled the stairs, the smell it came  No one should now light a flame With each step closer, to a smelly doom My tummy churned, as we walked in the room The changing mat was clean and ready  And now the smell was coming steady I laid her down and pulled back the nappy What would I find? What would I see  I nearly passed out...

‘Mama!’ she cried. Look at this book! But Mama was not able to look Her eyes were glazed As she lay there Her body in the room But her mind elsewhere There but not there Her eyes open but unseeing She looked awake but like she was dreaming ‘Mama’ she said ‘Play this game with me’ But Mama could not play the game She couldn’t engage She was mentally somewhere far away An escape From her life That she was trying to survive And she believed this escape was helping her thrive ‘Mama’ she begged. ‘Please notice me’ But Mama just could not see She was lost in the...

Welcome to The Mother Side! Our journeys here were not the same For some, they were full of happiness For others, there was sadness and pain But however you got here - you're here now And we're all in this together So let's put our differences to one side And love and support each other Our vision is to build a global community and support network So that no mother feels on her own Because feeling isolated is no fun. But wherever you are in this world, you are not alone So if this speaks to you then come join us! Help us build...

Sometimes I don’t enjoy this The wriggling, the writhing, The occasional biting, The niplash, the yoga moves, The scratching and the swiping   But sometimes she just lays there Looking up at me smiling, as she drinks And as she drifts off to sleep I watch her beautiful little face, her chubby cheeks And she is content And I think ‘I am going to miss this’   I never expected to feed her for this long My aim was a year, and 15 months on Breastfeeding goals accomplished And now I’m unsure Of how much more I want to endure I am tired, I want my body back, I...