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Cocoon: a poem for my boy

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You clutch your dimpled arms around my neck
The gossamer smoothness of your skin, as unblemished as your sunny soul
Your sticky face (how?! – you’ve only just had a bath…) squashes against mine,
Your hot minty breath warming my nape, dear heart…
 
Your breathing slows, and calms and deepens
All is calm, all is bright.*
And then the magic happens.
 
I feel our cocoon spinning around us
A golden thread, that glows and grows
that spins and weaves
that supports and soothes
 
my heart so heavy with love and peace
my soul
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shining with a mother’s fire
 
and there’s the ache, the bittersweet
because the cocoon is weaving tighter
but I know you have to go and grow and glow
to leave my nest and follow your smile
 
but just for now my darling boy
our cocoon is spun and hums with the strength of an infinite
 
“I love you”s and “twinkle twinkle little star”*
how I wonder what you are
each and every day
my sunny soul
my boy
my joy.
 
*to be sung, should you so feel like it
 

 

Hi, and thanks so much for

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stopping by! I’m Laura, and I’m the founder of Power of Mum. I love a hot bath. I’m also on a mission to gently encourage a world of confident, compassionate, creative women, one client at a time. This looks like creating communities of women who support each other to live deeply contented lives, rooted in confidence and positivity. Or, to be practical, I help women find confidence and clarity to lead the lives they want, and get unstuck. I’m also a secondary school music teacher, professional classical singer, podcaster and POET. My Facebook Group
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is a happy, nurturing place, and I love Instagram – come and join me there?!
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- 13 Feb 19

You clutch your dimpled arms around my neck

The gossamer smoothness of your skin, as unblemished as your sunny soul

Your sticky face (how?! – you’ve only just had a bath…) squashes against mine,

Your hot minty breath warming my nape, dear heart…

 

Your breathing slows, and calms and deepens

All is calm, all is bright.*

And then the magic happens.

 

I feel our cocoon spinning around us

A golden thread, that glows and grows

that spins and weaves

that supports and soothes

 

my heart so heavy with love and peace

my soul shining with a mother’s fire

 

and there’s the ache, the bittersweet

because the cocoon is weaving tighter

but I know you have to go and grow and glow

to leave my nest and follow your smile

 

but just for now my darling boy

our cocoon is spun and hums with the strength of an infinite

 

“I love you”s and “twinkle twinkle little star”*

how I wonder what you are

each and every day

my sunny soul

my boy

my joy.

 

*to be sung, should you so feel like it

 


 

Hi, and thanks so much for stopping by! I’m Laura, and I’m the founder of Power of Mum. I love a hot bath. I’m also on a mission to gently encourage a world of confident, compassionate, creative women, one client at a time. This looks like creating communities of women who support each other to live deeply contented lives, rooted in confidence and positivity. Or, to be practical, I help women find confidence and clarity to lead the lives they want, and get unstuck. I’m also a secondary school music teacher, professional classical singer, podcaster and POET. My Facebook Group is a happy, nurturing place, and I love Instagram – come and join me there?!

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Laura Oldfield

Hi, and thanks so much for stopping by! I'm Laura, and I'm the founder of Power of Mum. I love a hot bath. I'm also on a mission to gently encourage a world of confident, compassionate, creative women, one client at a time. This looks like creating communities of women who support each other to live deeply contented lives, rooted in confidence and positivity. Or, to be practical, I help women find confidence and clarity to lead the lives they want, and get unstuck. I'm also a secondary school music teacher, professional classical singer, podcaster and POET.

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