A Plea From the Womb

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic


A Flash prompt to write a poem in the POV of an unborn child

Submitted: September 12, 2017

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Submitted: September 12, 2017

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A plea from the womb…

 

Mum, I did not ask to be in here, 

And for my life, I am now gripped in fear.

You know very well I'm dependent on you,

What you take in your body, affects me too.

You may not care for your own health and safety,

A life-style fuelled with harmful toxicity.

But I plead with you now, before it’s too late,

Don't let your life-style determine my fate.

I yearn to be born, just give me the chance.

To experience life, to sing and to dance.

While I grow and develop, I need you to

Stop the booze, cocaine and heroin too.

In a few short weeks I'll be out of your way,

You don't need to keep me, just give me away.

There are people out there who have been denied,

The precious gift of a much wanted child.

I'm begging you now, is it too much to ask?

To fulfil this vital, life giving task.

Mum, though I know you have no love for me,

Could you please give me this one opportunity?

 


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