Prose for Thought – Sunday Night Feeling

Prose for Thought – Sunday Night Feeling

Hello everyone! Prose for Thought is back! How was your summer? Did you have a good one? I truly did and now I am back and raring to go. I spent lots of lovely time with Ross, Grace and our families. We visited my Mum and Stepdad quite a few times (some of which were for stopovers but it still meant I got to see her) and we went to Center Parcs to celebrate Ross’ parents 40th Wedding Anniversary. 

Over on BritMums you will find my Poetry and Prose Round-Up for this month. Despite it being a pretty quiet month for blogging (well, it was for me!) it didn’t stop the creativity shining through.

This week I have written a poem about that ‘Sunday night feeling’, you know, the one you get when you know you have to go to school the next day. Thankfully, after all these years, I have pretty much grown out of it but for a long time I still got it when I knew I had to get up for work. I then got to thinking and I wondered whether Grace feels like I used to? I am certain she and many other children did yesterday when she went back to school. These are my feelings in poetry form.

Sunday Night Feeling

Here it is, it’s that feeling,
I know so terribly well
Rising up from the pit of my stomach,
I feel it starting to swell
The nausea washes over me
I try to suppress it, I do
And I wonder if any one out there
Is having these feelings too

I wonder if I have it all ready
Is my homework all done
I can’t sleep, the clock, it is ticking
I am certain it’s way after 1
Winding myself up in knots
My brain it just won’t stop turning
Thinking up all kinds of things
Meanwhile, my stomach’s still churning

Sunday night, why must you
Come around like the speed of light
I want the weekend to stay a bit longer
I need my Mum to hold me real tight
I try to remember it’s not long
‘Til Friday rolls round once again
But this won’t stop those nerves
The ones I am trying to tame

Victoria Welton 2nd September 2014

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  1. September 7, 2014 / 10:23 pm

    I have the Sunday Night feeling right now. NOW!

    Back to our first week of normality after two months of working odd hours and playing all hours.

    Great poem. Hope your Monday morning feeling isn’t too terrible. x

  2. September 5, 2014 / 6:40 am

    Love it! I still have a Sunday night feeling even now – it’s kind of grumpiness! It was worse when I went to work, and I had colleagues who wouldn’t sleep on a Sunday night.
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  3. Rachel Hirst
    September 5, 2014 / 12:15 am

    God I know that feeling like it was yesterday, at least it was not just me, I still feel it for my children when it is Sunday night as they don’t really enjoy school either.Lovely poem
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  4. September 4, 2014 / 8:07 pm

    This is a great piece – you describe the feeling so well, I felt transported back to those uncomfortable GCSE years where I was never ready, never organised, and always dreading that point at the end of each weekend. I had it a fair few times after school too though, thankfully I’m no longer working in an awful job!
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  5. September 4, 2014 / 2:48 pm

    I remember that feeling only too well! I have had the same feeling about work in some less than loved jobs too.. Thankfully I enjoy what I do now! Well captured.
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  6. September 4, 2014 / 1:48 pm

    I remember that Sunday night feeling all too well-it used to crep up on me whilst watching ‘That’s Life!’ because i knew once it had finished I had to go to bed and when I woke up it would be back to school. You’ve brought it all back with this poem 🙂
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  7. September 4, 2014 / 8:08 am

    Awww….my Austin’s starting school for the very first time tomorrow. I have back-to-school nerves just like the ones described your poem! I hope that Austin’s not suffering the same – I suspect he won’t know what’s hit him when he starts.
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    • September 4, 2014 / 4:09 pm

      Oh bless him. I did for Grace too but she was going to Year 3! I am sure he will be fine at first…I found that the nerves kicked in for Grace later when she realised she had to go every day until she is 16!
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  8. Maddy@writingbubble
    September 4, 2014 / 7:46 am

    Oh I know this feeling well! I had a bit of it with my sons starting back at school yesterday, even though we were all ready for hem to go back I still felt a pang at the idea of summer being over! Glad you had such a good summer – it looks like you did masses! We had a great summer too. xx
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    • September 4, 2014 / 4:11 pm

      It really is a sad feeling, isn’t it?! I am so glad it is not so bad for me like it used to be – I just hope Grace doesn’t get as bad as I did as she gets older. Thanks we did – and so pleased you did too xx
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