How do I keep calm? (An attempt at poetry about my feelings)

How do I keep calm?

When he wakes up and cries and scratches my back and wants me to hold him

The feelings are right

The moment is wrong

I have work to do, people to make ready, chores to finish

I have places to go and I am falling back on the clock

How do I keep calm?

 

How do I keep calm?

When I have cooked and cooked

Every recipe on the books

All he wants is mac n cheese

And for me to let him off the hook

The feelings are right

The moment is wrong

How do I keep calm?

 

How do I keep calm?

I spent all day playing superheroes and firemen

I spent all day reading books and blowing bubbles

I want to breathe, I want my space

All he wants though is to have more play

The feelings are right

The moment is wrong

How do I keep calm?

 

How do I keep calm?

He is crying on the flight

The staring eyes at me with all the might

I cannot hold him as the attendant gives me fright.

I pray , I cry, my lenses are now misplaced

The feelings are right

The moment is wrong

How do I keep calm?

 

How do I keep calm?

I leave him in the morning

He sees me at night

The days are long

The years are short

I love him no matter what

The feeling is right

The moment is wrong

How do I keep calm?

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