old found words

Found some old poems the other day. (don't laugh) The memories came flooding right back. Growing up in the North East, going to art college and becoming a mother. The beginning of everything.

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HEMLINGTON

Street parties

Friendly faces

Late for school

Tying laces

Staceys house

Damp and musty

Ice cream van

10p lucies

Growing up

Things changing

Out of hands

Time wasting
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Flush red cheeks and charcoal drawings
Fleetham Street
Corridors and rumours
A chip fork in the road
Blue dress; armhole facings
Half hour bus ride home
Wetsuits on!
Cold red noses
Who’s afraid of sea monsters?
Pink hair; Petty theft
Something naughty, it’s my birthday
Growing up, being mum
Fire on, nails done
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MILLY

First day home, Feeling scared and excited
This precious little thing. What if I can’t do it?

Its snowing outside. I put you in your car seat
Snow falls and lands on your tiny pink face

We drive home with care. Can’t stop looking at you

Home at last. I could shut the world out for a life time
I want you all to myself. Just you and me

People come over. Celebrations begin.
’Go away’ Im thinking, creeping pain in my tummy

I take you away to my room.
Shut the door. Hold you in my arms

My baby. My Milly.