Friday, September 6, 2013

The one I need to clarify....

I was just going to post the poem below without any kind of an introduction, but it suddenly occurred to me that it might need some background information. :)

First of all, let me clarify for anyone who is still confused after reading the poem: I. Am. Not. Pregnant.

Thank you. :)

Keep reading...

I wrote this poem at the end of a nine-month program that I was a part of a few years ago.  As the year was winding down, I was thinking back over the changes that had happened in mine and everyone else's lives during that time period, and it suddenly occurred to me how similar it was to the nine-month period of pregnancy.  So, I grabbed a pen and started scribbling; what came out of it is what you'll read below. This is the first time I have really shared this poem because I was unsure that others would appreciate the analogy.

That being said....

9 months

Nine months

Months of pain--
Months of sickness--
Weeks and days of sorrow
And exhaustion--

Feeding from us--
Growing in us--
This new life has
Consumed us for
Nine months. 

Now the urgency comes--
It all comes down
To one final act. 

Do we run away,
Abandon this piece of us,
Or with pride
And resolve, 
Pick up the new life
And carry it into


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