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Saturday, August 11, 2007

A Baby In The Womb

Rating: 5.0
A baby lay forgotten
In the womb of the dead mother;
Still breathing the last few breathes
The remaining of the mother’s last air.
The ravaging war has killed the breast to feed
Leaving the unfulfilled infant trapped alone
Unless someone do something to support the life
The baby’s scream will never be heard across the stream.

Amidst of the rattling guns and battling man
There lies the woman with her hand holding the tummy
Lying still on the ground colored red
The last wish was only to protect the life within the womb.
Until a medic see the predicament
The baby's last breath was almost unheard within
Quickly the life saving team rushed
Knowing they have nothing but only the grace of god.

Each said their prayers while cesarean performed
Hoping desperately to hear a little voice loud and clear
To add music to the ransacked villages made unto a battlefield
Due to atrocities blinded the humanity.
Suddenly, in the middle of the rattling machine guns
And blaring sounds of grenade explosions
The surgeon proudly lifted the newborn high
Poking his fingers gently to clear the throat
So, the baby will one day stand tall to speak with right choice.

Thank god, the whole team prayed
A little late, we wouldn’t have seen another life
Imbued with hope in the middle of the battle
The medical van paved through the war
Bringing news to others around
That today in the battlefield
A baby was born to a dead mother
To tell the world, that life is still far from death.
cyclopseven Ram
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COMMENTS
Roseann Shawiak 01 April 2015
A really fantastic and heartrending poem! The miracle of birth even through the ravages of war! A very delicate life being held within this dead mother, a baby destined to be born in the midst of a war torn ransacked village. Just totally amazing portrayal of a definite miracle. Thank you for sharing this miracle of life with the world. RoseAnn
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Ashraful Musaddeq 13 September 2008
Really a wonderful poem, my 10 with it.
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Abha Sharma 20 July 2008
The baby was destined to live but the souls were assigned task to make it happen…. A touching treat …well penned Abha
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Indira Babbellapati 22 September 2007
ram how could you ever juxstapose the contridictions in life to make a memorable verse! i read throught the whole poem with bated breath, believe me. a similar picture i attempted in my 'verse on war' and 'war collage' but no where close to urs, i'm sure.
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Cheryl Lynn Moyer-peele 12 August 2007
CYCLOPSEVEN - SOME PLACES ARE TOO DIFFICULT FOR OTHERS TO SEE FACE ON, THE PAIN IS TOO REAL. I HAVE A SIMILAR POEM THAT I HAVE NO COMMENTS ON. SOMETIMES WE HAVE TO SAY THINGS SIDEWAYS, SO PEOPLE CAN BEAR TO LOOK. IT WAS FINALLY TRANSLATED INTO JAPANESE, IT IS POPULAR THERE. READ MY BLACK BELT BLUES OR MILK OF LIFE. VERY HONEST WORK! THANKS - CHERYL
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