Thank my wife for saving you from my freestyle raps about this nurse-cation prompt.
Babies go through different stages while breastfeeding. Our firstborn nursed so much it was hard to tell whether or not she was cluster feeding at any time.
I knew I would struggle, but last night's work came so slowly and with such difficulty, I considered taking a break from finishing this poem. I am glad I stuck with it!
A mother's work is never done. These two poems present two perspectives on chasing sleep with little ones to worry about.
One of the longest walks you will ever take is from where you sleep to where baby sleeps. What if there was another way?
Render unto Caesar what is Caesar's
Also unto God, what's God's
This great Republic, shadow of Rome
Boldly calls itself home
Of the brave, the free
The needy refugee
I won't deny those words sting my eyes
Hope, pride, shame and compromise
America has lost her way
And in some ways that's OK
My Homeland is no longer England's Bride
But there is another shame she hides
I felt like stepping out of the norm a bit. These 10 minute writing challenges have mostly focused on little stories, writing a little poem was a welcome change.
A little poem about how a big kid is amazed by how mommy cares for baby
A little poem from the heart, reflecting on the passing of time and the changes it brings.