Darling I can see you, rocking and in pain,
Oh how I wish it wasn’t real,
I want to help you get back to some comfort once again,
So you can know the peace you need to feel.
So hard was school today my child, I see it in your face,
It’s written in contorted twisted frowns,
I hear in your moans and see you staring into space,
Cos sitting through assembly brought you down.
I know you tried your very best, to sit still and behave,
I know that listening was another test,
For what it’s worth: I think that you are oh-so-very brave,
When all you really needed was some rest.
The teachers watched me walk you out; they heard your piercing screams,
They wondered why you were so discontent,
I reached for you, you grabbed my hand, your grip was quite extreme,
I knew that you were well and truly spent.
I brought you home and let you go and lie down on your bed,
You stayed there HOURS and quietly hugged your bear,
Then finally you noticed me, you smiled and simply said:
Thank you Mum, I’m glad that you were there