Prose for Thought – Drives Me Up the Wall

This week I have some really exciting news for you all. Starting in July, both me and Helen from All At Sea will be taking it in turns to do a poetry and prose round-up for BritMums on the first Wednesday of every month. So, we will be on the look out each month to find any original poems or prose that catches our eye and highlight them in our post.  There are already so many that link up to Prose for Thought but it will be so fantastic finding more, and we can’t tell you how excited we are! I will be doing the first round-up on Wednesday 3rd July.

Now then, on to this week’s poem. I don’t know about you but there are times when my daughter, as much as I love her, drives me mad! She has done particularly well with this over the past week, since the end of half term. So, last Friday a poem suddenly came to me about how she drove me up the wall despite the fact that I do love her. I am certain that some of you can associate with this!


Drives Me Up the Wall

Daughter, I do love you so

So please don’t get me wrong

I love the things you do each day

Dance, play and make up songs

But sometimes your relentless chatter

Drives me up the wall

How can so much come out of the mouth

Of one that is so small

I try hard to listen to the the things you say

That make very little sense

Do I let you carry on or quieten

I’m sitting on that fence

I suppose it all depends upon

Whatever mood I’m in

Sometimes I could listen for hours

Sometimes shut your annoying din!


© Victoria Welton 31st May 2013


I would really love and appreciate your comments below – and please, go and visit and comment on, the poems from the people who link up :)

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  1. Mrs Teepot
    June 23, 2013 / 1:37 pm

    Congrats on your spot as round-up writer!
    Another great poem!
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  2. nortonmum
    June 8, 2013 / 6:18 pm

    It is so reassuring to see other mums have the same thoughts as you. Love this poem.
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  3. June 7, 2013 / 12:42 pm

    Hiya what a lovely poem! Having a young daughter I can relate!!
    Congratulations on your new Britmums position… How exciting for you. Fully deserved x

  4. June 6, 2013 / 10:33 pm

    Hurray hurray! What excellent news! I shall be looking forward to discovering blogs old and new and great new writers!

    Love your poem, by the way. I was having a day just like you describe today, where you just want to switch them off for a while so you can hide in your bedroom and scream.
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  5. Helen
    June 6, 2013 / 6:24 pm

    Congratulations! Fantastic news and can’t wait to read loads of fantastic new poetry and pose!

    Love this poem and can fully identify with it I love my son but sometimes you just need a break!

  6. Steph
    June 6, 2013 / 9:21 am

    What fantastic news about britmums for you both 🙂

    I love the words of your poem and couldn’t help but smiling as I read them as I am very sure my mum has felt like that about me too over the years and probably still does at times 🙂
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  7. June 6, 2013 / 7:46 am

    How lovely for you and Helen to be showcasing poetry. Your commitment to poetry and giving us a platform through this link and your PoCoLo is really amazing. Thank you.
    Great poem too summing up how we all feel I’m sure at times 🙂 I’m looking forward to meeting you at #BritMums and I hope the move is going relatively stress-free xx
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  8. June 6, 2013 / 7:00 am

    Ha ha I am totally relating to this one! My son does not shut up from the moment he wakes… Its wonderful and I know we should encourage and nurture all their interests but sometimes…. just give me peace!!!!! Sooo pleased about the Britmums round-up and really looking forward to working as a poetry pair 🙂 xx

  9. Steph
    June 6, 2013 / 6:54 am

    Fantastic news about Britmums!! I can’t wait to see the round up each month!
    I can so relate to this poem. We haven’t got the stage of endless chatter (yet!) but E seems to need me to find things for him and assist his weird & wonderful games every waking minute. I love him dearly but I’d also love 5 minutes to myself 😉
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  10. Emma
    June 6, 2013 / 6:49 am

    Vicky, I do love this! It is always good to hear honest thoughts from another mother, especially those of a little girl who does NOT stop talking. I share your pain! Esme barely pauses, ever. From the moment she wakes (BOING!), to the moment she passes out again (SNORE), she is like Chas’n’Dave’s bunny rabbit. I know it is really wonderful that they do talk to us so much – and on reflection, we need to remember that they may not always, so I suppose we have to make the most of it and love that they are that way… But not always… it drives us all mad Vicky! Thanks for the smile. And the news of the Britmums poetry page. Good for you and Helen. That’s great.
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  11. Karen Marquick
    June 6, 2013 / 6:43 am

    Hehe loved this….brilliant humour. Brought a smile to my face xx
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