Ashley Meers

Pregnant - Poem by Ashley Meers

You have your whole life ahead
You can get top grades, is what your teacher said
You’re young, sensible and happy
You never dreamt about using a nappy.

As you progress through the years
You start to face up to your fears
everything is going to be alright?
But it’s not because of one dark night.

And now the screams of the unborn
Wail from inside of you. Possessing,
Powerful, painful.

Strange faces surround a crying widow.
They look at you like they have done a thousand
Times. Disappointing, disappointed, disappointment.
You have to give it one last strain before
The inevitable.

The one half, the good half now lies
In your hands. Your future is in front
Of you. Help coming from all four corners?
I’m throwing in the towel.

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

It's stupid how teenagers are having babies when they have the rest of their life ahead of them. This is my rant.

Comments about Pregnant by Ashley Meers

  • Urshula Davis (7/5/2013 10:45:00 AM)

    Very bold and honest. I enjoyed it. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, July 5, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, July 18, 2013

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