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"Emotion recollected in tranquillity"...?
It's hard to know how best to depict the intensity of life with a larger family; I was thrilled when Cloud Malone sent me this poem, which she has kindly given me permission to put up here...
Each day, it's like a marathon
And here's a poignant poem from Tracey Huntley, highlighting how swiftly it all passes...
A Parent's Love
Time to get up, it's 3am,
Scratches, scrapes and bruised up knees,
The game will start in thirty minutes,
There's a special glow about a mom and a dad,
Hey Dad can you fix my tie?
I would love to find more poems that sum up the reality of our lives, so if you're a budding poet with something to say about family life, parenthood, childhood, whatever, please send me any contributions! They must be your own work and not yet published eleswhere or I could run into copyright problems. Now I'm afraid I can't resist the opportunity to inflict one of my own on you, just so that Cloud & Tracey aren't alone, you understand...
Calm, serene, almost orderly,
Time flies, like a startled cat,
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