First Night

The ward is all quiet now
The lights are down low
The visitors and daddies have all had to go

The mothers are resting
Their babies asleep
One nurse at the station, a watch she will keep

We’ve had quite a journey
Intense and unreal
I’ve felt things I never expected to feel

Moments of excitement
Moments of panic
An ending not planned and incredibly frantic

But now it’s all over
It’s just you and I
I knew you the moment you gave that first cry 

I look at you sleeping
So still and so small
I am your mummy and you are my all.

Emma Robinson 2014

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