You look tired dear friend
right to your core.
like those late nights dancing
or early morning trains.
It’s the love isn’t it.
The love you give,
give and give.
All day and all night.
Inspired by : coffee and a chat
Sometimes I feel like
You are the teacher
And I have
so much to learn
That you are wise
beyond your three years.
into each moment
Inspired by: watching my son enjoy playing
All that matters is right here, right now.
This very moment of love and peace,
Oh so much love.
No shoes to put on, nor toys to put away.
No food to be fed, nor teeth to be cleaned.
No fight, no struggle, no for the hundredth time.
Just here, just now, you and me.
Inspired by: toddler cuddles
This time it’s complicated my love.
With the boy, I looked into his perfect face for hours,
intoxicated by his beauty.
Just me and him, my heart pouring out love.
With you it’s different.
My love still flows, endlessly
You are perfect, a smile of innocent beauty.
A gift to which I feel underserving.
But, I am wracked with guilt,
As an adulterer,
As I steal a heartfelt gaze
As your toddler brother watches on
Wondering what it all means.
Searching for reassurance.
Inspired by: the confusion of new baby arrival
Everyone is asleep, except me,
our newborn daughter upon my chest,
comforted by the rhythm of my heart
she knows so well.
Our toddler son, in his big boy bed
still cocooned in your arms
as you raced each other to the land of nod
through story time.
Your snores I can hear,
through the monitor.
Everyone is asleep, except me
And I’m grateful.
Inspired by: the first few nights as a mum of two