I love him, but…

I’m totally sick

Of feeling like shit:

Dark-ringed

Spotty-skinned

Sore-headed

Leaden-legged

Bleary-eyed

Nerves fried

Soggy-brained

Muscle-pained

And all for a baby

Who I love like crazy

 

But WILL. NOT. SLEEP

 

The effects of the past year

Linking up my moment of desperation with #Prose4T over at Verily Victoria Vocalises.

30 thoughts on “I love him, but…

  1. Sarah Miles

    Love, love this and the way you have set it out is fantastic.

    Sleep is much underrated before children….

    #Prose4T

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  2. David / Oddly active

    Oh, yes… Been there, done that, bought the t-shirt but was so tired i left it on the bus on the way home… :D

    Hope your (through gritted teeth) *dear little monster* lets you get some kip soon. :D

    #Prose4T (if I remember later)

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    1. Maddy Post author

      Thanks David. Somewhere there is a room full of ‘lost property’ of sleep deprived parents. It’s brim full of sanity, marbles and patience, I imagine!

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    1. Maddy Post author

      Thank you! The layout was supposed to represent a scattered thought-process and be a sort of poetic vomit which seemed appropriate! I created the Mii because my previous one was looking far too youthful and vibrant!

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    1. Maddy Post author

      Thanks Jenny! I figured if i was going to have another whinge about sleep-deprivation I should at least be creative about it!

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    1. Maddy Post author

      Yes, sleep deprivation is hellish! Glad you like the layout as I was trying something I hadn’t done before. Thanks Sara.

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  3. Wicked World of Lucas

    Love, Love LOVE this……… AWESOME poem and love the way it’s been presented #prose4t

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    1. Maddy Post author

      Thanks Cathie! I think it’s good to try something new sometimes. The layout did seem to make it more interesting when I was wondering what to do with the poem.

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  4. Sarah

    Can you be stuck between a smile and a grimace?? I certainly was when I read this one as it rang so true and made me realise if we don’t laugh at ourselves then insanity is probably the only sensible solution. Beautifully expressed as always – you’ve inspired me to put pen to paper more (or finger to keyboard) too :)

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  5. Maddy Post author

    Thanks Sarah, I think being stuck between a smile and a grimace is how I feel a lot of the time! Glad to have inspired you – would love to read what you write. xxx

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  6. Verily Victoria Vocalises

    Brilliantly written, brilliantly presented BUT I am so sorry you are having such a hard time. I hope that child settles soon (funny what brings your writing back, isn’t it?!). Thank you for linking to Prose for Thought x

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