The Friends of Legend

Not every superhero,
Wears a cape for all to see.
Some save the day and make things right,
Super stealthily.                                 

Legend friends you can rely on.
There’ll be there through thick and thin.      
A pull no punches powerhouse,
That won’t let you give in.                             

They swoop in armed with cups of tea,
Just in the nick of time.                     
With X-Ray vision;
See right through your claims “I’m doing fine”.                   

To the rescue!
In a flash, they combat your despair.                             
Superhumans, bringers of peace,
Through strength, love, hugs and care.  

You marvel at your trusted circle,
Of avenger friends.                            
Who build you up and help you find,
Your badass self again.                                 

Thank you to my heroes.
You standby so steadfastly.                                      
I endeavour to be half the friend,
That you have been to me.                

© Pass Me The Valium and passmethevalium.com, 2017.

Post-Bump Friends

I’d heard Mummies can get lonely, so it seemed the stuff of fate,
To meet an antenatal group just a few weeks pre-due date.

Our nervous introductions, over bumps and raspberry teas.
Preparing for those Braxton Hicks and episiotomies.

Top perineal massage tips united us in horror.
And Tena trampolining? Post-bump bodies sounded bother.

Little knowledge of life stories before our pregnancy days.
But thrown together, in shock and awe, great friendships soon were made.

Only so many people can bond over the colour of poo,
Engorged boobs, feeding in groups, and how often you need the loo.

Soon we wished we’d all had shares in Infacol, biscuits and wipes.
Never alone, at the end of the phone, morning, noon and night.

A lifeline in the blurry times, guaranteed you’re always there.
We support, laugh and commiserate through WhatsApp tales we share.

Protective, non-competitive. No secret motives or fuss.
Surviving motherhood’s thrills and spills, with humour and a cuss.

Sticking together through thick and thin, one thing I know for sure:
“The best money that I ever spent” and friends for evermore.

© Pass Me The Valium and passmethevalium.com, 2016.