The Yawn Of Life

New Life

This wiggling stripling child

Once sleeping beneath my ribs

Our hearts beating in rhythms

I am with you, outside now

I see something of myself lingering

On your face

The dimple in your cheek

The color of your hair

The shape of your eyes

I suddenly feel a warmth

Knowing I have given these to you

You have transcended the womb

A genetic translation

You are a miracle and magic

I'm me, and you're you.

Copyright 1980 ann davis - adele haverty

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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas

There's nothing like a mother's love and it comes so freely when she sees the product of her long labor...a love of a lifetime. Nicely done! WB

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bell du jour 5 years ago from Ireland

Hi Ann, really lovely poem. My children are adults now but I still remember how it felt to hold them as newborns.


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Gary Davis 5 years ago

Wow. That's beautiful. And, captures the feelings mother must have...........

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Mr. Smith 5 years ago from California

Great expression of the experience! Keep them coming.

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writer20 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

This is such a beautiful poem. Voted you up an beautiful

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PurvisBobbi44 5 years ago from Florida

So beautifully worded to warm the heart of the coldest person, (I don’t know one.)

Babies are a gift to be cherished and loved.

Great work.


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mondkill 5 years ago

This is sweet and touching huhuhuh....

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icciev 5 years ago from Kuwait

Simple and nice, voted up. loved the picture you used as it exactly same as your words.

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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

This is beautiful Ann, a mothers love is so very special.

Best wishes MM

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ThePracticalMommy 5 years ago from United States

Beautiful poem! Those first moments with a baby are really magical.

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Rosemay50 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

I love this. You capture that first time your baby is placed in your arms so well. That little miracle makes you want to sing, shout, laugh and cry all at the same time. There is nothing to match the feeling of that special moment.

Voted up and away

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Ghaelach 5 years ago

Morning Ann.


Only a woman or should i say a mother could show such love as in this poem.

Take care Ann and have a lovely day.

LOL Ghaelach

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Dave Mathews 5 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

They say that once a child leaves the womb, mother and child need time to bond. I believe they have been bonding for the past 9 months as the child begins to take form and grow. Only God can get closer to a child.

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Peggy W 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

What a sweet endearing poem about a mother's love for her newborn child. Beautiful!

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