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I want to join the PTA and bake cakes for the summer fete

I want to go to parents’ evening, and be told my kids are great!

I want to be a housewife, tuck the kids in at night

Give them a kiss and cuddle, while they read by torch light


I want to tell them stories, of when I was their age,

When I wanted to be a Spice Girl, and piercings were all the rage!

I want to be told that I’m uncool, and that my clothes are naff!

I want them to be happy, never fear their mother’s wrath


I want to take my kids to scouts, and make a family tea

I want all the other mums and dads to envy you and me

Two kids, two dogs, a lovely house, an office for me to write

A garage or a tool shed where you retreat every night…


A spare room for the grandparents, a garden with a tree

A treehouse for the kids above, and below, a hammock for you and me

Scraped knees and elbows a side, I will never make them cry

I want them to want for nothing until the day I die


See I just want the normal things,

I just want the world,

I just want us to be happy… Me and my best girl.

◄ My Liverpool

First Above All Else ►


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Andy N

Thu 10th Sep 2009 08:20

totally agree with bucket, it really has a lovely natural rhythm.. did expect this for some reason cant explain to go really dark at the end but nice stuff..

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Wed 9th Sep 2009 12:30

liked this Lydia

<Deleted User> (6582)

Wed 9th Sep 2009 12:24

this has a lovely natural rhythm to it. Nice work!

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Wed 9th Sep 2009 12:13

This was written about 4 years ago when I was in my first relationship... You know the feeling, loved up, happy and looking to the future. It is designed to echo the nursery rhymes of my youth. I don't generally write rhyming poetry, but it seemed appropriate for this one.

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