For my youngest daughter who is doing tough right now with three small boys.
It’s hard right now to keep your head up
When so much shit is happening around you.
What with boys to care for
A house and all on your own.
Yesterday you climbed a mountain
Danced on the summit
Stood on top of that bit of the world.
Let your hair down for just a while
Partied a little with your best friend in tow.
I see you and your brave face
In the face of so much negativity:
We rally round, showing support
Giving you reason to keep your head up.
I see you growing stronger
Learning to say no
Knowing when to call a stop
To the crap that flies round you most days.
For until then you’ll flounder and fail
You’ll look up seeing the insurmountable.
But you’ll have reason, no matter what
To tell the naysayers where to go,
Knowing you can hold your head up
Being the woman and mother you are.