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Family has begun

Mum pushing hard, dad to the side

Breathing deep, worlds to collide

Head crowning, doctors in await

Towels ready, forceps in place

Baby arrives with all the mess

Screaming healthy, on mummas chest

Both crying, happiness and joy

This beautiful angel, hope for this boy

He quiets down, exhausted from the journey

Mum kisses his head, he whimpers quietly

She lays down her head, pillow so soft

Sleep envelops, raises her aloft


Dad breathes a sigh in awe and delight

This amazing world with this brand new life

Stepping out to take some fresh air

He inhales in, feeling so aware

That little soul reliant on him

Mother too, feels good within

He’ll always be there to serve and protect

His darling family, bewildingly perfect

What would he change? Nothing at all

In that hospital room, perfection so small


That first night as three, their own little room

Trying to feed him, over the moon

Milk going everywhere, never done this before

Feeling useless, this new never ending chore

Time for the burp, difficult to do

Not too hard, this will not do

A tiny tap, a little rub

And burp, the milk comes up

They look at each other, covered in sick

Then they burst out laughing, not caring one bit

As they cuddle each other, three as one

Family together, family has begun.


My latest book “Searching for you” is a collection of poetry about love, heartbreak and happiness. A raw journey looking at our search in life to find ourselves and that special someone.

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