shameI tend to write poems when I’m feeling very intense emotions or have feelings that are hard to describe. This unfortunately means a lot of poems I write are very sullen and somber. When going through some others I’ve written with Mr H last nigh,t we did laugh at just how miserable I sound, but actually I probably am at the time.

I was extremely emotional when I wrote this poem, but things have moved on considerably since  the event, into a much more positive space, but the I know the harshness of these feelings may very well come again.


The tears I cried today I know I will cry again.

For my son with all his beauty has been misheard once more.

The frightened child within has cast the shadow of a monster at the door.

Like the skin of a reptile, the form of the boy lies on the floor,

As those in the know circle, firm against the gore,

Promising to reform him with their hard line ways.

He remains ashamed, unsure, withdrawn, depleted by the haze.

And the tears I cried today will one day come again.

This poem was written after a serious incident in school when my son was excluded for two days Read more here and here.

He also shared hi emotions in a poem here

I’ve also linked up with………………….

Prose for Thought


  1. Victoria Welton February 7, 2013 / 11:02 am

    Absolutely beautiful words once again Sarah, all your poems are full of emotion and so well-written. I’m so glad things are more positive for you now. Thanks for linking up xx

    • thepuffindiaries February 7, 2013 / 8:02 pm

      I might shock you one week with something light and frivolous….unlikely though. x

  2. older mum in a muddle February 7, 2013 / 4:50 pm

    Lovely words – and I remember your post very clearly about the incident with Stig and how the didn’t handle it very well at all. The strength of your feelings really shine through here!

    • thepuffindiaries February 7, 2013 / 7:56 pm

      Thank you, I wanted to share it, even though we’ve moved on because I felt it expressed my emotions in the moment.

  3. bavariansojourn February 7, 2013 / 7:03 pm

    You are such a talented writer Mrs…

  4. Mrs TeePot (@TeePotTweets) February 8, 2013 / 5:12 pm

    Beautifully written very strong poem.
    I’m much like you in that many of my poems are written during very hard times, but I’m working on letting the lighter side flow freely too!

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