Harold L. Ellison

(Oakland, California USA)

A Baby's First Baby


This is my First Baby
Even though I'm still young
My life is not really stopping
Even if I have done wrong.

There's a lot of things in life,
That I may not have seen or done.
Even though a child is being born,
My life must still go on.

My child will come first in my new life,
School, Education, to prepare for it a home,
Friends and relatives may want me to come and go,
Many times must I tell them I have to stay home.

I don't want to burden my parents
This responsibility is now my own
Even though I am still young
Just think, someday I will be grown.

It's not my mother or father's fault
As a child I knew right from wrong
I will love and cherish every moment
Because someday it will have a life of its own.

Submitted: Thursday, January 02, 2003

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  • Ellen Gallegos (4/9/2005 4:50:00 AM)

    i had my first child at 19, older than my mother was when she had me, yet not old enough. I love him though and I hope that people realize that not all people are the same and we are all given what we can handle (Report) Reply

  • Johanna Berka (12/30/2004 12:33:00 AM)

    How sad that the author thought that it is wrong to bring a life into the world at a young age. My son was born when I was quite young; I was a freshman in college. However, I refuse to believe that I was wrong to have him. Not a day goes by that I don't thank God for giving him to me, and I have never regretted my decision. I hope that everyone who reads this poem realizes that EVERY child is a blessing, and age does not always affect one's ability to be a good parent. (Report) Reply

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