None of Your Business

When you’ve had enough of people asking about your family planning.   Warning: There may be emotional triggers, related to fertility and loss Well Meaning Questions You don’t have a baby! How can that be? Surely you want one, you’re a woman, you see.   You can give birth and therefore you should. You’ll feel […]

My First Love

You’re my first love, helped me grow My teacher – the best mum I know.   You’re my critic; advisor. My top fan – older and wiser.   You’re my blanket; soft and warm. My shelter – away from the storm.   You’re my safe house; protection. My compass – for lost direction.   You’re my […]

Denial

Don’t look at me that way. Turn off that pitying face. I don’t want your sympathetic stare. I want you to see ME.   Don’t tell me you know. Nobody knows. I don’t want you thinking you do, when you don’t.   Don’t say I need help. I’m coping. I don’t want you assuming I’m […]