If you know me in real life, or follow me on social media, you’ll know that I often moan about how hard it is on me when my husband is working away.
But I don’t always consider how hard it must be for him too.
Last week whilst he was away and I was struggling at home he sent me this poem.
He’s not often one for words and he is definitely not one for writing! So it’s safe to say that this was a bit of a pleasant surprise.
Introducing The Rhyming Dad
You don’t often hear about the dad that works away,
Grafting all night just to earn that bit of pay.
Back to the hotel room not a soul in sight,
Peeping through the curtains comes the morning light.
Sitting in the bed now that his shift is done,
Thoughts of what the day will bring for his little one.
So many other fathers out on the tools,
Only contact with their loved ones by phone or Skype call.
Missing the times that they start to grow,
First steps, first words, what will they do tomorrow?
I don’t love you any less though I chose this life away,
I miss and love you so much, growing stronger with every day.
I hope that when you’re older you’ll understand and appreciate,
The time I spent away from you, the sacrifice I had to make.
To keep a roof over our head,
Keep you in a nice warm bed.
It’s all for you and of course your mother,
Who to me there is no other.
With me most of the time being absent,
She had to play the role of a single parent.
Without her there would be no you,
I wouldn’t have my little Roo.
It’s his rhyming debut so please be kind. Just not too kind or he’ll steal my blog!
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