My Mum-Body in Poetry

Our very first guest contributor for the Love Mum-Body series is the wonderful Sonya Cisco. Sonya recently wrote some ace poems about her left boob for a post on her blog. I loved them, (I have a very similar left boob myself...). So we're thrilled that she's now composed some odes to her bountiful belly especially for us, along with her original ditties about titties.

You can see Sonya's beautiful and brave attempt at Love Mum-Body below. Will you join us in celebrating the amazing miracle of your marvellous mum body - in flesh or plasticine...?

My Left Boob: a limerick

When the one on the right wouldn't work
The left boob, it's job didn't shirk
It doubled in size
Before my own eyes
long gone are the days of its perk.

My Left Boob: an Ode

You have grown my baby well,
You have made his tummy swell
You have fed him mummy's milk
Among the finest of its ilk
And when all my babies have gone far
I will buy you a new bra.

My Left Boob: a haiku

Food for a youngling
Growing so quickly he is
satisfaction all
        body collage

In youth smooth and softly round ,
Soon a cosy cave for babies growth,
They stretched you, 
elbows poking through,
Then left,
Leaving their marks to prove their miracle was once there.

A Tummy Limerick

There once was a fairly flat tummy
That the owner did think was quite yummy
The babies stopped that
Now that tummy is fat
But the young 'uns it grew are quite scrummy

Three Stages Of Tum: a Haiku.

Flat, taut, smooth belly
Huge, Convex with fruit blooming
Deflated, empty


About Love Mum-Body

Read Pippa's contribution: My Body Is... 

This month on story of mum, we’re sharing photos of how our bodies have changed since we became mums and grandmums. You can photograph your actual body, or you can shape your body in plasticine. We don’t mind how you share it, as long as you do your very best to love it.