A Poem: Today I Broke Down

Today I broke down
I sat on the stairs and cried.
You didn’t see my tears,
I always choose to hide.

I am your mother,
I’m not sure I’m ok.
Sometimes it gets a little too much,
I’m exhausted at the end of each day.

I chose to stay at home,
I chose to be a mother.
But motherhood is the hardest job,
Harder than any other.

I give of myself every day,
To you and to the others.
I try to hold some back for me,
Just like the other mothers.

They always look so well dressed,
Hair brushed and straightened too.
I got dressed in the dark,
I really haven’t got a clue.

I try my hardest every day,
I want to be the best.
Nothing ever seems to go right,
I just need to have a rest.

Today I broke down
I sat on the stairs and cried.
You didn’t see my tears,
I always choose to hide.

I am a mother,
I’m trying to be okay.
I love you so very much,
I don’t really know what else to say.

Perhaps it isn’t just me,
Maybe other mothers need time too.
Time to be themselves,
does that sound like you?

Motherhood isn’t easy,
But I wouldn’t swap it now.
I need to make more time for me,
I just need to work out how.

I am a mother,
and I will be ok.
Sometimes it gets a little too much,
but all I had to do was say.

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Comments 11

  1. Oh gorgeous, I hope that you are okay. A beautiful poem. I am pretty sure all mums feel like this a lot of the time. Big hugs to you beautiful lady. You are an amazing mum. Love and hugs Lucy xxxx

  2. Loads and loads of loads be darling, I can totally relate to this and I hope you’re okay. It’s such a tough role and none of us will ever feel we’re good enough but we are, you are. Love and hugs xxxxx

  3. Bless you this is lovely and i can totally relate. Just know one day soon youll have a good sleep a good day and this will soon be a distant memory. Youre doing a fab job and its so bloody hard xxx

  4. Oh Katy, sending lots of love – I hope you are okay. Your poem is beautiful and I still have these days now (my daughter is about 20 months). I always find the holidays are the hardest time too and sounds like you are doing a fantastic job 🙂 xxx

  5. We’ve all been there, Katy. I don’t know how SAHMs do it; it seems so relentless, looking in. Sending you a hug, which I know isn’t much help.

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