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How to Overcome Infertility With a Love Poem for Women

Updated on June 14, 2018
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From 2000 to 2014 , Janis served as the DC support group leader for women in need of emotional support after infertility diagnosis.

Infertility Interrupts A Woman's Dream of Motherhood

Many women and men who struggle with infertility can only dream of feeling the soft skin of their own biological child.
Many women and men who struggle with infertility can only dream of feeling the soft skin of their own biological child. | Source

A Poem About Infertility


"The Empty Flower Pot"

There is a black hole at the bottom of my flower pot,

Empty and barren as a dead bouquet

Leaving me nothing to tend, water or sow

My blooms are wilted and my stems are dry

The soil is stale and no longer fertile,

Showing no signs of vitality or growth


The hole in my flower pot runs so deep,

Filled with the unrealized dreams of childhood,

My empty flower pot is chock and full

As it flows over with expectations

Of having the greenest thumb on the block

Becoming the most nurturing gardener in the neighborhood

I often think that I would have produced

The most precious well-tended little buds

They would be well-fed, pruned regularly

And showered with the sun rays of my love


The black whole in my flower pot runs deep

Infinite in holding sadness and grief

With roots unable to hold the amount

Of water needed to sustain long life

None the less, I embrace my flower pot

Accepting the void in my garden bare,

Remembering that I am as fertile

As the love that grows inside of my heart

Sharing this love with others heals my flower pot

Refilling it with the love that returns to me


The black whole in my flower pot runs deep

Infinite in holding sadness and grief

With roots unable to hold the amount

Of water needed to sustain long life

None the less, I embrace my flower pot

Accepting the void in my garden bare,

Remembering that I am as fertile

As the love that grows inside of my heart

Sharing this love with others heals my flower pot

Refilling it with the love that returns to me


Flowers Symbolize the Basics of Fertility

Sometimes the ovaries malfunction unexpectedly and without warning.
Sometimes the ovaries malfunction unexpectedly and without warning. | Source

Flower Blooms

Like flowers, a woman's eggs often don't "bloom" or mature as expected.
Like flowers, a woman's eggs often don't "bloom" or mature as expected. | Source

A Sweet Baby Girl

Many women wish to have a sweet baby girl the natural way only to have those dreams dashed by the realization that it's not possible.
Many women wish to have a sweet baby girl the natural way only to have those dreams dashed by the realization that it's not possible. | Source

Infertility Touches Many Lives

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© 2012 Janis Leslie Evans

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    • janshares profile imageAUTHOR

      Janis Leslie Evans 

      3 years ago from Washington, DC

      Thank you for saying so, tazzytamar. Oh please do share it with that person. I hope it helps. I appreciate the visit and vote up.

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      Anna 

      3 years ago from chichester

      This was beautiful - voted up! I know someone who will really appreciate this in a currently very difficult time. Wonderful writing!

    • janshares profile imageAUTHOR

      Janis Leslie Evans 

      5 years ago from Washington, DC

      You made me smile, Katy. I'm pleased that this poem touched your sensibilities. I love Maya Angelou :-) Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

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      KatyWhoWaited 

      5 years ago

      Absolutely stunning! Amazing concept - embracing the empty flower pot "and remembering that I am as fertile as the love grown inside." (I'm going to hold that phrase in my mind). Exquisite thought! All through this poem the line "...and still I rise" kept running through my head for some reason.

    • janshares profile imageAUTHOR

      Janis Leslie Evans 

      5 years ago from Washington, DC

      Thanks, WE. It is very special to me. I recited it a few years ago at an infertility conference. Thanks for stopping by and for the generous critique.

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      Website Examiner 

      5 years ago

      This is exceptional and wonderful. It is touching, moving, yet constructive. A great, calm and deep poem.

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