Prose for Thought – Keep You Safe

For those of you who aren’t aware, Helen from All At Sea and I are co-editors for the Poetry and Prose round-up for BritMums. Helen’s first round-up was published yesterday and can be enjoyed here. Thanks for featuring me Helen! 🙂

I think most of you who read my blog will know what I have had to deal with this week. Unfortunately the outcome wasn’t favourable and at some point I will explain what has happened but, I believe it is safe to say that I was treated with complete disrespect and spoken to abominably.

With this in mind, my poem this week is about my efforts to protect my daughter no matter what. Since this all kicked off when she was 3 months old, everything I have ever done relating to her father has been with Grace’s best interests at the forefront of absolutely everything.

Here I have tried to capture my feelings in a poem and I have also included a voice recording as I did last week to help show the emotion behind the words.


Keep you safe is what I’ll do
Because I’d do anything for you
Stand up for you when times get rough
Though inside it hurts outside I’m tough
I’ll set the right example to you
In all that I say and all that I do
Like a lioness when I think there’s a threat
There is no challenge I haven’t met
He’ll hath no fury like a woman scorned
I become the devil – tailed and horned
I’ll protect my baby whatever it takes
Keep you away from all those fakes
So one day when you become a Mum
You’ll understand all the things I’ve done

Memo (1)

© Victoria Welton 7th August 2013


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  2. Helen
    August 14, 2013 / 5:25 pm

    Sorry to hear things didn’t go too well.
    It’s true when you become a Mum you’ll do anything to keep your little one safe!

  3. August 9, 2013 / 8:50 am

    Your mothering instinct and pride comes out in that poem in droves, keep that lionness growling and in protective mode.
    I hope the situation eases soon x

  4. August 9, 2013 / 6:59 am

    It’s not until we become mothers that we realise how fierce love can be. Beautiful – your little lioness will do fine with you on her side xx (p.s. What an UTTER twat that man is)

  5. Nortonmum
    August 8, 2013 / 2:22 pm

    I know what inspired that poem, a great way to portray your feelings.
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  6. Emma from over at LIFE AS IT IS
    August 8, 2013 / 10:20 am

    A cliche I’m afraid, but this whole episode will make you stronger. Chin up! See you soon! x
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  7. BlueBeretMum
    August 8, 2013 / 7:49 am

    I’m sorry Vic things are so difficult now. I too can relate to your poem very well – I would do anything to protect my boy! xx
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  8. Stephanie
    August 8, 2013 / 7:12 am

    You have no idea how protective you get until you have a baby do you. I really relate to this piece.

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