Treasure Island

Esther Ayala

An Unborn Child's Poem

Today my life began, but some say I’m not a real person yet,
Yes they say only Mommy exist, because me they have not yet met.

But just like a small crumb of bread is yet truly a bread,
My Mommy is and so am I, so they once in the Bible have read.

Yes for even when I was made in secret,
God saw even the embryo of me,
In a fear-inspiring way, I am wonderfully made,
even now to be.

Just think in a year or so, I shall be laughing and later talking,
Mommy and Daddy will be the first to see me walking.

Only 20 days, but my heart is beating on its own,
Gently beating, whispers of a lovely tone.

I am to be a girl, with blond hair and blue eyes,
I am growing a bit every day, and becoming very wise.

I want to learn to sing and dance,
To giggle and love at every chance.

To make Mommy and Daddy very proud of me,
When I become a young lady to be.

When I graduate, I want to be an artist or maybe even a scientist,
I know Mommy would support me, even if I pick another one on my list.

Tup-tup, tup-tup, are you listening Mommy to the whispers of my heart,
Suddenly today I feel differently on my part.

I scream with silent tears, “No Mommy I’m not ready to come on out,
I wonder if she hears my little shout.

I love you Mommy, I need more time to be with you,
I love you Mommy, Do you love me too.

I want to get married, and have my own kids to love and to hold,
To treat you nice and take care of you when you and I grow old.

My hopes and dreams disappeared in a instant and suddenly without a thought,
Mommy did not stop to think how very hard for my life I did fought.

Yes today I took my last little breath, never to have a chance to see,
The possibilities that I can be, Because today was the day that my Mommy killed me!

Submitted: Thursday, July 21, 2011
Edited: Friday, July 22, 2011

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  • Siyabonga a Nxumalo (11/16/2011 3:00:00 PM)

    very touching indeed, , , but like Lariel said, , , you to chose words that are seldom used, words that sometimes can give you two meanings at once...keep it up and i enjoyed it! (Report) Reply

  • Lariel Morihsta (8/24/2011 9:17:00 AM)

    First of all, sorry if im very straight forward. But i am true to my words.
    This poem that you wrote is indeed very touching and inspiring, but from the start to the end, i feel as though i am reading a long length story in a book. if you can, try to improve it, using words that people dont often use and yet can make them feel your poem's expression. Because every poem has an expression and can be shown by words. I hope you understand what i mean, cause what you are trying to say here is very touching, and would be a strong poem...keep it up ^_^ (Report) Reply

  • Mohammad Akmal Nazir (7/25/2011 11:06:00 PM)

    This is really a great poem speaking about a very common phenomenon in the most uncommon way.
    The poem has fine imagery.
    I like and rate it 10.
    Thanks for sharing..... (Report) Reply

  • Esther Ayala (7/25/2011 5:12:00 PM)

    thank you Naida, I hope that people would see it like you do. My intentions is not to offend anyone, just to help them see that life to each one of us is precious, and even in the womb your still a living being. (Report) Reply

  • Naida Nepascua Supnet (7/25/2011 7:29:00 AM)

    10PLUS VOTES (Report) Reply

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