Love Child


Precious life ... curled up tight

in my ripe-melon belly

moving me deeply


Sweet possibility

You, who will move me to grow

Yet now stretching me, for life's sake


Your beauty amazes me...

Though my eyes have not gazed upon you

I am 'filled up' with your magnificence


I know not your name

Yet called you forth into life

Conceived by love's urgency


And now, the waiting almost over...

We, who are wonderfully complete

Must separate, in order to meet


Precious life is unfolding


Copyright © Helen Lewis 2000

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singlmomat52 6 years ago

Absolutely awesome!!! I loved being pregnant, having my sons right there under my heart in the safeness of me. Wonderful creatures of God that I am humbled at being their mom. Thank you for this wonderful reminder of those days many years ago when we were as one and complete.


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brightforyou 6 years ago from Florida Author

Hi singlmomat52 - you are so generous with your comments and I am so grateful - thank you. Yes, its a wonderful time isn't it? Its the closest you can ever be to another human being as you said, as one and complete... but we have to separate, to meet! Many blessings to you and yours, Helen


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maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona

As a man I can never experience these precious feelings directly...however, I did have sympathetic labor pains when we had our first child...My wife let me snuggle next to her belly and whisper to the soon to be Jeffery...I would sleep there, warm, waiting for his tiny movements, wanting to hold him close...

In her 7th month I started getting little stabs of stomach cramps, usually at work, which I calmed down with an Alka-Seltzer...The pains stopped after she gave birth...

This is such a lovely expression of a mother's birthing experience, an experience to be cherished for a lifetime...Thank you for this touching poem...Larry


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brightforyou 6 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Larry, I love the way you describe your sympathy pains from the 7th month onward... and cuddling close to Jeffery ~ you paint a lovely picture. Jefferey is a lucky child!

You are welcome Larry, thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comments!... Helen


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AliciaC 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

Thank you for a beautiful and evocative poem.


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brightforyou 6 years ago from Florida Author

Hi AliciaC - thank you for stopping by and for your kind comment - I look forward to reading your hubs; Helen


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brightforyou 6 years ago from Florida Author

Hi saleheensblog, thank you for your kind comments - yes, it is an awesome gift from God - a wonderful miracle!


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Lady Wordsmith 6 years ago from Lancaster, UK

Ah yes, you've described it all perfectly. The last time I was pregnant was just over three years ago, and I remember it all with crystal clarity - the most beautiful experiences of my life. I absolutely love being pregnant, and being in labour :) That's why I did it three times.

Thank you.


Toby Hansen 6 years ago

Beautiful.


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brightforyou 6 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Lady Wordsmith, thank you for your lovely comments - there's nothing quite like being pregnant ~ I managed to produce four (rather large) sons! Thanks for stopping by and your comments - Hope the children are doing well. :-) Helen

Hi Toby Hansen, thank you for your kind comment and for reading my hub, I look forward to reading yours - :-) Helen


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acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford

Gosh this is beautiful, simply awesome.


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brightforyou 6 years ago from Florida Author

Thank you for your kind words acaetnna, I am excited to read your hubs!


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

So beautiful. Thank you Ma'am!


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brightforyou 5 years ago from Florida Author

You are welcome, thank you Micky!

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