Power Through

Power Through: (v.) continue despite difficulties

Not one normally,
To ask for help.
Just power through,
Fine by myself.

Up at night,
Work all day.
No time for rest,
Little time for play.

In control of it all,
How I want to be seen.
No cracks, no failing,
Falling apart at the seam.

Don’t notice the signs,
The aches and the pains.
Ignore the heaviness,
In body and brain.

Niggles, hints,
A break is what’s due.
Still cook, still clean,
Always power through.

Sore throat starts,
Head ache begins.
I will not, cannot,
Begin to give in.

Until it takes over,
Forces me down.
Unable to function,
Do nothing but frown.

Help needed,
Look after me.
Man down, mummy down,
I simply can’t be.

Indulge in my sickness,
Sleep, rest, restore.
Till I’m better and ready,
To power through once more.

Prose for Thought

20 Comments on Power Through

  1. Emily Tealady (@ladyemsy)
    October 3, 2013 at 1:40 pm (7 months ago)

    I hope you’re being looked after! Xx I really feel the emotion, the heaviness in this poem x

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    • instinctivemum
      October 5, 2013 at 10:12 am (7 months ago)

      Thanks Emily, being looked after well x

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  2. Iona@Redpeffer
    October 3, 2013 at 1:40 pm (7 months ago)

    Oh yes, that powering through thing. I recognise that one very well. Hope you’re feeling better now?

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    • instinctivemum
      October 5, 2013 at 10:13 am (7 months ago)

      Nope :-( Antibiotics and more bed rest, but it’s so hard there’s so much to do!

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  3. Mummy Glitzer
    October 3, 2013 at 2:10 pm (7 months ago)

    I hope you are being looked after! Like Emily I can really feel the heaviness here, hope you feel better soon. Xx

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    • instinctivemum
      October 5, 2013 at 10:13 am (7 months ago)

      Thank you lovely. I have antibiotics now so hopefully soon x

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  4. Claire Lane
    October 3, 2013 at 2:18 pm (7 months ago)

    Yet you still managed to write such true words. Get well soon xxx

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    • instinctivemum
      October 5, 2013 at 10:14 am (7 months ago)

      Thank you honey xx

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  5. dragonsflypoppy
    October 3, 2013 at 5:06 pm (7 months ago)

    Feel better soon. Sometimes the true power is in stopping and resting. But that’s a lot easier said than done sweetie xx

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    • instinctivemum
      October 5, 2013 at 10:14 am (7 months ago)

      Oh so much easier said than done isn’t it? Hope you’re ok too xx

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  6. blueberetmum
    October 3, 2013 at 6:39 pm (7 months ago)

    Aw – I hope you get better soon and get enough rest. x

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    • instinctivemum
      October 5, 2013 at 10:14 am (7 months ago)

      Thank you x

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  7. Victoria Welton
    October 3, 2013 at 11:01 pm (7 months ago)

    You have no idea what these words mean to me right now. I hope you feel better soon. Thank you for linking to Prose for Thought x

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    • instinctivemum
      October 5, 2013 at 10:15 am (7 months ago)

      Oh I saw you’d been unwell, I hope you’re feeling better now xx

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  8. Dawn Frazier
    October 4, 2013 at 11:45 am (7 months ago)

    I can relate to so much of that. Sometimes we have to take care of ourselves so everything else can function. Hope you’re feeling better soon x

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    • instinctivemum
      October 5, 2013 at 10:21 am (7 months ago)

      Thank you, I’m getting there x

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  9. plus2point4
    October 4, 2013 at 12:43 pm (7 months ago)

    It is ok to ask for help.You can’t power through forever and you need to look after yourself otherwise you will become a mess.Take of yourself x

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    • instinctivemum
      October 5, 2013 at 10:21 am (7 months ago)

      Thank you, I will. And I’m learning to get better at asking for help x

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  10. Kate on Thin Ice
    October 4, 2013 at 2:47 pm (7 months ago)

    Good to read. Was thinking this morning how pretty much impossible it is to indulge in sickness when you need to as a mum. Take very good care of you

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    • instinctivemum
      October 5, 2013 at 10:23 am (7 months ago)

      There is no time to indulge, but sometimes our bodies have a way of making us stop…whether we have time to or not! Thank you.

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