I Carry You Always.
A poem for European Babywearing Week 2017
New life in my belly, I carried you inside.
Birthed into my arms and from first you cried,
I wrapped you softly in cloth tied around,
Placed gently where you’d still hear my heart’s sound.
While cushy fabric held us skin to skin,
I fell in love and I breathed you in.
Happiness; smelling your head on my chest.
I was your world as you nursed at my breast.
I carried you as you explored and learned,
At exploits end, to my arms you returned.
I carried you safe and close as you grew,
Learned to walk, to run and before I knew,
I’d carried you to a new phase, new zone.
Watched you stride into a life of your own.
What once woven threads held bound together,
Now bonds of love form an unseen tether,
Keeping us connected when we’re apart,
‘Cos I carry you always… in my heart.