Gunjan Ahluwalia

Am I A Mother Now?

This is my pregnancy experience. I hope all the mothers who read this can relate themselves to it...

When I got to know that I was pregnant
It woke inside me, a whole lot of emotions
It was such a great feeling,
Motherhood had started calling
I asked myself-“Am I a mother now? ”

When the phone kept on ringing for congratulation,
People started giving advice and suggestions
My room was full of baby pics
Everyone showering their blessings and gifts
I asked myself-“Am I a mother now? ”

When my hand kept caressing my belly from time to time
Whole day till it was sleeping time
Then too I would dream about the baby
Would he be like his mom or daddy?
I started wondering if it would be a boy or a girl
Whether I would have to get cars or sort out curls
I asked myself-“Am I a mother now? ”

When there was a change in my eating habits
And my clothes did not fit
I took a trip to a shop for mother and child
And ended up buying things only for the child
I asked myself-“Am I a mother now? ”

When the baby kicked for the first time
I felt as if the clock had struck ninety nine
Each passing day brought me closer to the baby
His days and night went talking to me and his daddy
I asked myself-“Am I a mother now? ”

When I saw my belly in the mirror
I knew the time was coming near
I rushed to the hospital with tears of pain
With hope of a bundle of joy to gain
Flowers and balloons were the room decorations
Everyone was waiting with anticipation
I asked myself-“Am I a mother now? ”

Then the time came for us to finally meet
With the baby in my arms I felt complete
The room became alive with joy and laughter
The baby was the one most sought after
I asked myself-”Am I a mother now”?
And I finally got my answer in his eyes...

Poem Submitted: Monday, September 14, 2009

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  • Prince Obed de la CruzPrince Obed de la Cruz (9/14/2009 7:19:00 AM)

    I am not a mother and never shall be because I am a man. But this poem is good.

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