This one is dedicated to my three beautiful children...
Still dearer to me than a full night’s sleep
Much more important than a painless life
Worth more than a raucous Saturday night
Fillers of my whole heart which makes me weep.
Dearer than a smooth teenage tummy
Worth the scar above my bikini line
The stripes on my belly have all been earned
Nourishing you all made me this mummy.
And now you’re all worth the driving around,
The haunting hormones that plague perfect minds,
The hours I spend on the Tesco website,
The endless washing machine’s round and round.
To watch you all grow up human and kind,
Willing to fight, and able to take flight.