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A life is taking shape

Updated on January 3, 2013


Inside a belly, soft but stretching ever tighter

Is a home with no view, but infinite peace

where tissues knit together a perfect design...

for the life that's taking shape


Outside, there is much gentle folding and smoothing down

ordered piles of tiny clothes mushroom in cupboards

fingers stroke down the sides of feeling

testing for readiness...

for the life that's taking shape


There is no knowing on this quiet day, wrapped in patience

when the hush will be pierced by the cry of a newborn child

There are ages in the waiting, in the pacing...

at this time... almost time...

for the life that's taking shape


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      Helen 5 years ago from Florida

      Thank you for your kind comments Vinaya - I will check out your hubs :-)

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      What a wonderful poem to read about motherhood and mother's feelings.

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      Sa`ge 7 years ago from Barefoot Island

      so sweet and tender :)

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      Helen 7 years ago from Florida

      Thank you blackreign2012 I really appreciate your kindness

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      blackreign2012 7 years ago

      sweet... good hub ~Hugs~ rated you up

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      Helen 7 years ago from Florida

      Thank you petermdhart for your support and for reading my hubs.

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      petermdhart 7 years ago from Cornwall, UK

      Lovely.

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      Helen 7 years ago from Florida

      Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment Petra !

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      Petra Vlah 7 years ago from Los Angeles

      "a home with no view, but infinite peace" That is beautiful!

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      Helen 7 years ago from Florida

      Thank you Carol for your kind words and appreciation!

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      Carolyn Blacknall 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Very nice poem. Life is so precious! Beautiful work! – Carol