I want to switch off I want it to stop Every thought, feeling and emotion until I am a void. I want to sleep I want to go blank No dreams or speech, no tears or recriminations. I don’t want to see Can’t bear to witness Someone I love feeling pain and suffering. I don’t want to hear Cover my ears To quite sobs of worry and apprehension. I don’t want to leave Must be brave I am the backbone, the strength they rely on. I want to hold her reassure her It’s going to be okay, Mummy’s with you.