A Long Day Ahead

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Today I have the house to myself, the boys are at school and the Hubby has to drive to London for a meeting. I've been looking forward to it all week because it meant I'd have the whole house to myself, it was going to be really quiet. What I didn't count on was feeling like I'd rather have all my boys at home with me. I normally enjoy this time alone but today, not so much.


A Long Day Ahead


I close the door behind me
Turn the key to lock
Press the buttons on the pad
And look at the clock

Only six hours to go
Til the house is filled with sound
Why do I want it so
Want you all to be around?

The silence fills my ears
So loud I want to scream
Throbbing in my head and tears?
I miss you, it would seem.

Never thought the day would come
That I crave the noise and mess
Being alone is no fun,
I never would've guessed.

A coffee before I reach my limit
Maybe that will ease my pain
Only five hours and 58 minutes
Until I see you again.



A quick poem written and I feel a little better. It's funny how you think you want something until you get it, only to find that it's not what you wanted after all. My boys, including the Hubby, drive me mad a lot of the time but they also fill my days with smiles and fun. I'm not sure how I would cope without them. A day alone has turned out to be a lot more boring than I thought it would and I can't wait for them all to get home. I think I may well insist that this doesn't happen again, maybe I'll plan a shopping day next time!

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10 comments:

  1. I know exactly what you mean! We tried keeping J at nursery when he was a little baby, and abandoned the plan after a few weeks because I was going crazy at home alone. I'd rather he drive me nuts just by being around :-) #Prose4Thought

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    1. Exactly, I don't usually struggle with them being out and love the alone time but yesterday I just couldn't cope with the quiet! Thanks for stopping by and commenting. x

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  2. Really well written, great stuff :) #prose4t

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    1. Thank you and thanks for stopping by. xx

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  3. I love this. I'm currently typing this as my OH has taken the boys to the cinema and the silence is actually deafening so was really weird to read this whilst feeling like this. Fab poem #prose4t

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    1. Thank you. It doesn't often get me like this but I guess sometimes you need that noise and chaos to feel 'normal'! Thank you for stopping by and commenting. xx

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  4. You probably need MORE days alone - to find your 'me' place again. That said, you're absolutely right that 'you think you want something until you get it'. Remember that, and this poem, the next time they're driving you mad - it might help take the edge off! #Prose4T

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    1. It's funny you should say that because they've been pretty trying today, only the second day of half term and they're already fighting. Hopefully a visit from their school friends tomorrow will help ease that tension. :) You're right about needing more 'me' time, I think you end up in a situation where you're afraid to be alone if you don't and I certainly don't want that happening. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. xx

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  5. You are so right - a poem helps vent your feelings in so many ways. I love this and can relate to the feeling of sometimes wanting peace and other times wanting the comfort of the noise around me :) Thank you for linking to Prose for Thought x

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    1. I think it totally depends on my mood, sometimes I crave silence and other times it's the noise I want. Usually I can cope with the noise because I've had a whole day to myself writing but in the holidays it's just that little bit harder. I really needed them at home on Thursday and felt completely lost. This is VERY rare and I was inspired to write the poem. Thank you for hosting this awesome linky! xx

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