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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: The Imaginarium

Poem inspired by name prompt 'Amy'



I stare at the screen in awe and wonder,

At the grainy image, of my daughter.

A single tear slips down my face,

At this ache to hold her in my embrace.


I promise to protect her with my life,

Despite conflicting, strong advice.

Delivered with venom in outraged yells,

To exterminate those unwanted cells.


“It’s just you and me, my little Amy,

He made it clear that night, when he

Walked from our lives… not a backward glance,

To find a greener patch of grass.


I’m glad you helped me to discover,

The man I loved was such a monster.

I had no idea he harboured such spite,

To deny his child that human right.


A right to life, to thrive and develop,

Make us proud… our hearts swell-up,

With a love that is unconditional

For the gift of a child, so irresistible.


And so, my beautiful baby girl,

When your time comes to enter this world,

I will welcome you, with open arms,

And feast myself upon your charms.

Submitted: March 28, 2018

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What a beautiful poem of devotion, Sue. Excellently put in to words.

Thu, March 29th, 2018 8:07pm


Thanks, Hully. A prompt from a Flash Posey group, I sometimes contribute to.

Thu, March 29th, 2018 1:24pm


Sue, such a wonderful poem. Your lines flow very naturally! What beautiful words. Very well done:)

Sat, March 31st, 2018 1:49pm


Thanks, JB, so pleased you enjoyed it. As always, I really appreciate your comments.

Sat, March 31st, 2018 11:30am


Wow, I'm amazed you could create such an incredibly emotional and impactful poem with such a simple, one-word prompt. This is so beautiful, and the emotion and imagery are very believably genuine.

Mon, April 2nd, 2018 8:05pm


Aw, thank you so, so much. It kind of wrote itself... I sat down with a blank page and a blank mind then, as sometimes happens, I suddenly had a seed of an idea, which quickly flourished.
As always, thanks for your support...your words mean a lot to me.

Mon, April 2nd, 2018 1:59pm

Keke Serene

THe most unexpected or severe situations bring out the best...and worst of people. It is frustrating that men are easily obliged to just walking out of the lives of their children.
Regardless, a beautiful write regardless. I am sure she will make swell mother.

Tue, September 25th, 2018 2:30am


Thankyou, Stars, for reading and commenting. Yes, I absolutely agree!

Tue, September 25th, 2018 1:10am


I love this, Sue. I have a 12 year old daughter and could relate to the first ultrasound. Wanting to hold her so bad. And her father also walked out of her life.

Thu, November 8th, 2018 10:31pm


I'm so sorry to hear this, jmm. Unfortunately, as you have experienced, it happens. Bless you, and thanks for reading.

Thu, November 8th, 2018 2:59pm

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