Melvina Germain

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Crack Baby - Poem by Melvina Germain

Pregnant again she confides in a friend.
No where to go, no one will take her in.
Walking the streets in the dark of night.
Hiding in alleys, trying to stay out of sight.

She’s hurting and frustrated with pain,
anxiety hits over and over again.
What will become of this new born babe,
a decision certainly must be made.

Crack, heroin, marijuana, cocaine,
what will happen to the poor baby’s brain.
She carries this baby while drinking beer,
no one stops her, nobody cares.

In the eight month baby comes early,
a cute baby boy with hair very curly.

Doctor’s stand by, but baby won’t cry.
He looks at Mom, please say goodbye.

Written by: Melvina Germain
Date: June 11,2007

Topic(s) of this poem: drugs

Form: Prose Poem


Comments about Crack Baby by Melvina Germain

  • Kelly Kurt (9/13/2015 12:35:00 AM)

    A poignant poem, Melvina (Report)Reply

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  • Pranab K Chakraborty (8/30/2015 9:54:00 AM)

    Last line hits the conscious level. Well exposed the real drama within life. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, August 16, 2015



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