Thank You

By Lindsay Jane Hunter

Thank you to my hands 
for doing so much 
you hold and fold 
and gently touch 
you carry and clean 
and give high fives 
you keep this family alive  

Thank you to my breasts 
you have served me well 
perky and pert 
then milk filled swell 
you fed my babies 
magic juice 
you somehow knew 
how to produce  

Thank you to my soft, warm tummy 
you grew and rounded 
as i became mummy 
my babies started life 
in there 
so a legacy  
is only fair 

Thank you to my mouth and eyes 
and thank you to  
my comfy thighs 
my lap provides 
the perfect nook 
for telling stories 
from favourite books 

Thank you to my heart and brain 
you mostly keep me 
fairly sane 
you help me read  
and then reflect  
you help me laugh, 
and chat, 
and connect  

Thank you body 
for the strength you hold 
things are changing  
and getting old 
but i am grateful 
to live in you  
and i’m going to try 
and nurture you, too.  


Lindsay Jane Hunter is a therapeutic arts and drama practitioner based in Coventry, UK, who is passionate about facilitating opportunities to be creative and build connections. Join her Connection & Creativity communities on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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