In conclusion, the poem "In the Park", Gwen Harwood portrays a woman's feeling of being smothered by her children. She is no longer enjoying life and regrets the life she has chosen. Harwood wrote this poem with very simple composition techniques but it affords a rather big impact which helps to give an insight into the life of a mother which bares the burdens of children. Alternately, "Sonnet 118" by William Shakespeare is a celebration of love and is a poem filled with promise at young love. It looks to love as the opportunity to begin a loving family, by using the metaphor of a day which promising a beautiful summer. However, In the Park shows that such promise does not always deliver a beautiful summer. Sometimes it is stifling and oppressive.