As we know parenting is both rewarding and at the same time pretty demanding, this is a poem about the contradiction that parenting can be.
I love you with all my heart
So much it’s a physical pain.
Sometimes you really piss me off
And sometimes you drive me insane.
I look at you and want to hold you,
And squeeze you with all of my strength.
Your screaming makes me clench my teeth
And want to keep you at arms length.
You light up my day with a smile,
You make me happy and feel complete.
I hate it when you shout demands,
Tantrum and stamp your feet.
I am now so fiercely protective,
For all of you I’d give my soul.
You’ve ruined my face and my body,
Child rearing has taken its toll.
You all make me roar with laughter,
You all make my heart burst with pride.
When I have to ask you for the hundredth time,
I’m screaming profanities on the inside.
I watch you when you are sleeping,
Sometimes it’s hard to walk away.
Why do you have to wake me at six,
Every single fucking day.
My life has never been so crazy,
So loud and not my own.
But I’m completely and utterly besotted,
No matter how much I may moan!
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