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This Touching Spoken-Word Poem About Motherhood Is Utterly Brilliant

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This Touching Spoken-Word Poem About Motherhood Is Utterly Brilliant

We don’t often hear of spoken-word poems hitting the mainstream conscience and going viral, but that is exactly what Hollie McNish’s poem about losing her identity during motherhood has done.

Hollie’s spoken-word poem explains that she only feels like an individual at night in the few hours she gets before she goes to sleep and wakes up to do it all over again.

“Cinderella’s clock strikes at midnight each time. My clock strikes loudly at nine,” she said in her composition, which has been viewed more than 7 million times.

The young mum has received the prestigious Ted Hughes award for her profoundly touching poem.

Watch it here:

Ted Hughes Award winner Hollie McNish on motherhood

“Someone said that mums are the rocks that never crumble.I don’t think that’s true, ‘cause I do.” Lines from poet Hollie McNish, who’s been awarded the prestigious Ted Hughes Award.

Posted by Channel 4 News on Thursday, 30 March 2017

 

Hollie’s words have resonated with mums everywhere, especially the section of her verse where she emphasises the strengths of mothers but adds that crying every once in a while is not a sign of weakness.

“Someone said that mums are the rocks that never crumble. I don’t think that’s true, ‘cause I do.”

Bravo, Hollie. Congratulations on your award, and thank you for your honest, beautiful words.

 

Source: Channel 4 News




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