Poem by a parent

13 December 2013

Tracy Bax (2013)

Pro Ed Mothers

We’ve travelled a splintered plain
With thoughts isolated and often tinged by rain
Hopes and fears compounded
Confused and surrounded

The custodianship of our amazing children
A broad thorn edged maze
Education an unavoidable dread
A childhood a frozen phase
Though time and pain the thread
A realization and an aurora haze

Children now connected
Cradled, educated and respected
The time to flourish and shine
For both, for one and all
A gift, a place, a space
A child with grace

We no longer feel the fall after a bewildering haul
Sharing with like minded mothers
The secret, the knowledge only another
Mother could know
We are proud to grow
To belong, to show

We are bound by a common thread
We now recall how to lie, to sit, to be
To watch the clouds carry and drift away
We can let go and celebrate a new way
A start of a simple day

We are tall
We no longer have to recall
We love, we hope, we dream
We reflect in the moving stream

We are proud
To share
This unspoken bond
A glittering magical pond

We are Pro Ed Mothers.


"Barry (*) really enjoyed being at Pro Ed House. He made good progress and lasting friendships during his time there. As his parents, we are grateful for the respect and kindness shown to us all."

Parent /