Prose for Thought – Away. For Grace.

Prose for Thought – Away. For Grace.

Welcome to this week’s Prose for Thought and a massive thank you to all of those who linked up for the first week back after the August break. I have to admit I was a bit worried you might have all forgotten about me!

Firstly I must mention the new linky that is there for all your writing which started on Tuesday run by Maddie from Writing Bubble and Chrissie from Muddled Manuscript called What I’m Writing. You can find the details here.

This week I am away in Rhodes with Mark Warner with 9 other bloggers who won a trip to the Levante 5 star resort. I wanted to write a rhythmical poem that captures the in and out of the tide of the sea as it laps at the shore. As you can see it is dedicated to Grace. On Monday morning as we drove to school she told me that the nerves were welling up and were getting the better of her. She also said that she was angry with the holiday people for letting me win and taking away her Mum! She will be fine with Ross but that doesn’t mean I won’t feel the guilt that every single other Mum feels when they leave their children. The words just sort of came as I repeated the rhythm in my head so I hope it works! 


What do I see?
I see your face in front of me
I’m here…I’m here…
But oh so far
You are with me, wherever you are
At peace…at peace…
With the setting of the sun
I think of you and you are the one
A hug…a kiss…
These come naturally
I find it hard to believe you’re part of me
The one…the one…
I’ve been waiting for
That doesn’t mean I don’t strive for more
You ask…you wonder
Why go away?
Cuddle, reassure, only a short stay
Now sleep…now sleep,
Sleep tight in your bed
As sugar plum fairies dance round in your head
Sweet dreams…sweet dreams
Until Sunday it comes
And you will be back in the arms of your Mum

Victoria Welton 8th September 2014

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  1. Tee
    January 30, 2015 / 3:27 pm

    how lovely! and how you’ve captured your moment while thinking of Grace…lucky girl – and lucky mum being away. enjoy it! xLL

  2. September 11, 2014 / 11:26 pm

    Beautiful poem – so much love shining through it. Hope you have a wonderful time away – Sunday will be here soon enough and you and Grace will be having cuddles again 🙂
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  3. September 11, 2014 / 7:38 pm

    Thank you for mentioning our linky!

    Your poem is beautiful. It’s that bittersweet feeling of having space to be yourself and having a part of you missing. Hope you’re enjoying your time away xx
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  4. Maddy@writingbubble
    September 11, 2014 / 12:54 pm

    I can feel your longing all the way through this – but you’ll be back with her soon enough and I hope you have a wonderful trip away! Thanks so much for mentioning #WhatImwriting – I really appreciate it!
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  5. September 11, 2014 / 10:50 am

    I can feel the emotion in every word-I hope you enjoy your few days and I can imagine how thrilled you will be to give Grace a huge cuddle on your return xx
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