Sharon Olds

(November 19, 1942 / San Francisco)

The Unborn - Poem by Sharon Olds

Sometimes I can almost see, around our heads,
Like gnats around a streetlight in summer,
The children we could have,
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Comments about The Unborn by Sharon Olds

  • (12/5/2012 1:29:00 PM)


    Touchingly sad, i like the imagery effect! Nice piece! ! ! (Report) Reply

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  • (11/30/2012 1:52:00 PM)


    For some reason I feel there is more to the poem that you didn't write, but then I have been wrong many times. Any one who reads your poem will be more thoughtful of motherhood. Thanks for sharing it with us all. (Report) Reply

  • Earl Spencer (11/29/2012 8:10:00 PM)


    Very moving great depth, thank you (Report) Reply

  • Simon Collins (5/4/2012 5:15:00 AM)


    Your writing is as good as Viola Grey's, you are an inspiration, thank you (Report) Reply

  • (9/24/2011 2:54:00 PM)


    Your writing is so good it gives me chills. (Report) Reply

  • Michael Gale (2/11/2010 9:45:00 PM)


    Yes, yet this piece somewhat seems to hint at or reminds us and man and woman, that in the end, Abortion is an anti-Christian sin and act, perpetrated by the thoughtless, bad.

    God bless us all-MJG.
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  • (1/28/2009 1:01:00 AM)


    Thank you! Bill Grace (Report) Reply

  • (12/25/2007 4:47:00 AM)


    The Dead Letter Office...striking, rich and scenic (Report) Reply

  • (5/28/2006 4:23:00 AM)


    Forgotten, but not quite. A beautifully blurred portrayal of children that will never be, the desperation for the smallest sliver of life. Enjoyed. (Report) Reply



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