Category Archives: Motherhood

Joy

Joy was the wet and slippery, the heat that took me by surprise, the purple question-mark laid on my elastain sack of a belly Joy was the eyes enquiring after only seconds outside me, searching me out through the scrunched … Continue reading

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Island Of Wonder

Some have scaled me But I discovered me My oceans and plains ravaged by those who lived off me But tended and cared for My lands recovered My rivers and seas full once more My island thriving, lush, abundant Giver … Continue reading

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Her Wardrobe

Pretty maids all in a row Dancing at every swing of the hinge Mothballs carrying the smell of time Your mirror reflects only maple now No more lips to paint and lashes to coat What once towered over Now stands … Continue reading

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Tom

I was in love with you when you were only an idea A thought between us In the folds of the sheets A longing realised I was in love with you for ever Even before I jumped fully clothed into … Continue reading

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The Role Of A Lifetime

Oh so bossy But no, not the boss The hysterical emotional blackmailer Not a rational directed anger Justified and real Oh no A shameless slut Not a girl out with friends Irresponsible not carefree Weak not sensitive Manipulative not honest … Continue reading

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A Benevolent Benefactor

When I gave up my job You were secretly pleased I could see it in your puffed up chest Your barely concealed smirk The days after she came and my funds ran dry I could see the cogs turning Your … Continue reading

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