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The Joy of Motherhood: A Poem To My Unborn Daughter

Updated on March 9, 2014

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A Poem to My Unborn Daughter
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A Poem To My Unborn Daughter


I learned of your existence one Monday afternoon,

all thoughts immediately abandoned; scattered among the grey

my rational thinking a jumbled disarray of whirlwind enormities,

emotions on the edge, all focus out of sync

enveloped by shock; I balanced on the brink.


Words from mouths washed over me,

incomprehension settled in:

comfortable and cordial; nestled beneath my skin.

And there among the madness, existing all the same

you: my unborn daughter; growing from within.


My deliberations grew vague, dispersed to new abodes

numbing contemplations; distant and indefinite

my comprehension void; a floating abyss,

oblivious to all exteriority, ripening all the while

you: my unborn daughter; my expectant child.


Ultimately the illuminations ceased

succeeded by a blizzard of reality,

a new wave of sentiments crept underneath my skin,

every chamber of my heart swelled with bubbling crimson blood

surging beats of rhythm cascaded through each vein

a gushing river evoking; furiously insane.


I searched frantically amidst emaciated thoughts,

my inner self drowning in unique passions of heightened expectation;

monumental and unconditionally new,

my very being; my mortal soul, swaddled in wonderment,

and the new dawning of my impending fate,

you: my unborn daughter and the vitality you radiate.




To my daughter Riley,

Thank you for your wonder, you have brought the colour back into my life with a great big burst of sunshine :) rainbows :) and bubbles of fun :)



Keep Those Special Memories

© 2012 Gabriel Wilson

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      Gabriel Wilson 

      7 years ago from Madeira, Portugal

      Thank anuramkumar, I will do that, it's a lovely idea :)

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      anuramkumar 

      7 years ago from Chennai, India

      Congrats for the good news. A beautiful poem. Keep this safe and show it your daughter when she is ready to read it.

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      Gabriel Wilson 

      7 years ago from Madeira, Portugal

      Hi Audrey, thank you for reading :)

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      Gabriel Wilson 

      7 years ago from Madeira, Portugal

      Thank you for your comment Denise; it means a lot.

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      Audrey Howitt 

      7 years ago from California

      Congratulations! Lovely piece as well!

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      Denise Handlon 

      7 years ago from North Carolina

      Beautiful poem, Gabriel.

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      Gabriel Wilson 

      7 years ago from Madeira, Portugal

      Hi xstatic, becoming a parent is certainly a rush of emotions. Thank you :)

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      Gabriel Wilson 

      7 years ago from Madeira, Portugal

      Tanx Joyce for reading and for your comment :)

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      Gabriel Wilson 

      7 years ago from Madeira, Portugal

      Thank you cclitgirl for your kind wishes, I really appreciate it :)

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      Cynthia Calhoun 

      7 years ago from Western NC

      Awww, this is beautiful! Congratulations on your daughter and may you be safe and happy for the duration. It's so fun to think about what she'll grow up to be: the next woman-president? A diplomat? A teacher? The possibilities are endless, but she'll relish in the idea that you wrote such a moving poem in her honor. :)

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      Jim Higgins 

      7 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Wonderful! And congratualtions too. I found out about my daughter the night before we went to pick her up at the hospital. We adopted her at at two days old, and that swirl of thoughts and the daze you felt sounds very familiar although she is now 23.

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      Joyce Haragsim 

      7 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Wow! you really know how to touch someone's heart. Great work on this poem.

      Voted up and beautiful, Joyce.

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