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I like my poem for today, this could be a snapshot from my life (although I am not as proficient at coding as the speaker claims to be!).  There are always liberal doses of affection and thuggery between brothers.

Have you found that, parents of boys?!

They get so narky with each other, then turn on the charm and love, and are just the sweetest…it can be pretty exhausting!

I grew up with a brother and sister, and we all definitely had our fights (!) but it’s annoyingly fascinating watching it all from the parent side…


Downright   Code   Seemly   Hammered   Ignorant   Hugger   Patches   Erectile   Overt

It’s downright sore –

Hunched over my keyboard

Code flying from my fingers –

This silly back (and head) of mine!

Aching this way is not seemly.


As I hammered the keys

I could hear my children

Battering each other

(Obviously ignorant

Of my creative pains)


One little hugger

Gambolled through suddenly

Asking to be kissed

Between his pox patches.

I hoped he’d squeeze me better.


Instead, I stumbled through

To play with cars and figures –

My spine still nowhere near erectile

My head blurry, but

Charmed by an overt display of toddler love.


Notebook page

I would change the repetition of through between the third and fourth verse, but I love how ‘hugger’ and ‘patches’ worked their way in!

Unfortunately our youngest is still finding his spots annoying at times, but he really is being a little trooper and playing away, despite needing a few more consolatory mummy cuddles than usual!

How would you use today’s words?  What do they make you think of? Please let me know in the comments!





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4 Responses to “Hunched”

  1. Simon Says:

    Very nice poem!

  2. Montaffera Says:

    Thank you Simon 🙂

  3. Jane Wright Says:

    I like that this poem – get a lovely picture of you

  4. Montaffera Says:

    🙂 thank you X

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