I have several poems in this beautiful charity anthology which is in aid of La Leche Leauge (Breastfeeding).
This is an issue close to my heart. Breastfeeding is free and great for both mum and baby. I fed both my daughters despite sometimes unhelpful advice and misapprehensions about length and frequency of feeding which were constantly pushed in my face from people who should have known better. This book is not just for women, but for anyone who was ever born. Do consider buying someone you love a copy. .
This poem is by Komal Mahmood who spent a day with me at Read St Johns Primary. Her mother send me the poemwith a message saying ‘She thoroughly enjoyed her day and came back so happy. Komal wanted me to search for you on the internet so we could send you her poem i hope you dont mind…’
Its mother is wrong and its father is lies,
What makes it happy is no one knowing about it,
Its friend are called mean and unkind,
It lives in the mind and it lives in the soul,
It feeds on anger,lying and untruthfulness,
It wears nothing but lies,
It always fears that it might get broken,
What kills it well you wouldnt want to know..
( can you guess what emotion it is )
As you can imagine, I was delighted. I like the children to share their work with the group on the day but some are just too shy. I can empathise as I was rather shy when I was at school. I had been reading Komal’s work during the day and knew it was very good. So now she is sharing with a much wider audience.