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If you’ve ever: a poem for mothers

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Here’s a little poem:

if you’ve ever just wanted to be by yourself
if you’ve ever shouted “stop crying i hate this”
if you’ve ever wanted all of “you” back
if you’ve ever said “I miss the old me”

if you’ve ever said “is this thing she does normal?”

if ever you’ve nodded and said “i’m fine”
while thinking “all i want is peace and wine”
if you’ve ever felt horribly, hollowly alone
surrounded by plastic tat, and noise unknown
if you’ve ever felt like the one getting it wrong
the one who finds the

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days so endlessly long

then New Mum you’re welcome to join our gang
of every Mum in every land
who loves her kids, but wishes for patience
and calm, and peace and reassurance
And my love, I promise, you’re doing just fine.

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Laura Oldfield

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- 9 May 18

Here’s a little poem:

if you’ve ever just wanted to be by yourself
if you’ve ever shouted “stop crying i hate this”
if you’ve ever wanted all of “you” back
if you’ve ever said “I miss the old me”

if you’ve ever said “is this thing she does normal?”

if ever you’ve nodded and said “i’m fine”
while thinking “all i want is peace and wine”
if you’ve ever felt horribly, hollowly alone
surrounded by plastic tat, and noise unknown
if you’ve ever felt like the one getting it wrong
the one who finds the days so endlessly long

then New Mum you’re welcome to join our gang
of every Mum in every land
who loves her kids, but wishes for patience
and calm, and peace and reassurance
And my love, I promise, you’re doing just fine.

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Laura Oldfield

Hi, and thanks so much for stopping by! I'm Laura, and I'm the founder of Power of Mum. I love a hot bath. I'm also on a mission to gently encourage a world of confident, compassionate, creative women, one client at a time. This looks like creating communities of women who support each other to live deeply contented lives, rooted in confidence and positivity. Or, to be practical, I help women find confidence and clarity to lead the lives they want, and get unstuck. I'm also a secondary school music teacher, professional classical singer, podcaster and POET.

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