Black Poetry : Young Mother

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  1. Danilyn

    Danilyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I was young,
    still wet behind the ears,
    Belly swollen, eyes of tears.
    Incubator for life,
    A road of strife,
    even contemplated the knife.
    Life growing in me
    before mine began.
    Tempted by Satan’s kiss,
    I was remiss in giving in –
    and now I pay.
    Don’t have a pot,
    nowhere to piss,
    I can’t go home, not like this
    Ostracized, criticized, scandalized –
    Chastised.
    I’m a young mother.*****’s gone
    I’m all alone in my crisis
    Almost enticed to end my pain.
    Tried to qualify for help,
    surprised to find I could get more if I did it,
    one more time.
    Ignorant and naïve
    I wanted to believe
    I was in the middle of a bad dream.
    I’m a young mother.

    Labor hits,
    My head splits.
    My back breaks and my soul aches.
    Shocked that bringing life could create
    thoughts of death.
    I hold my breath,
    he takes his first –
    I’m a young mother.

    Low on cash,
    depleted the stash
    Milk almost dry
    Together we cry
    Job hunt gone bad
    Still miss his dad –
    I’m a young mother.

    Patience is thin
    I’m at the end
    Struggling within to hide my shame
    I’m steadily losing this game –
    called life.
    Work all day, school at night
    About to lose my fight –
    I’m a young mother.

    Quiet and peace
    I rock him to sleep,
    Head nestled in my chest
    I’m unable to rest,
    wondering what kind of life he’s destined to have.
    It makes me laugh
    to see him smile –
    Makes it all worthwhile –
    I’m a young mother.
     
  2. alyce

    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    welcome!

    You touched me deeply with this....

    thank you for sharing your soul with us....stay a while.

    a
     
  3. MsDLite

    MsDLite Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    depth of expression

    strong words
    that paint a life
    picture...

    write!

    stressful verbage~
     
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    Each time he smiles, a stronger sense of determination fills within you. Strong piece...thank you.

    BE
     
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    klabarron Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    seems trust and faith are the sisters of your soul. this is a common plight, a common fight, but without strong sista's like yourself the brother would......... have no mothers!!!! keep it real .:toast:
     
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    Beautiful!!!

    Exceptionally beautiful. I often see this and hear these thoughts from many mothers... but when all is said and done... and love simply spills and the smile of their child... is what always get them by. Be strong my young mother.
     
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    THANKS FOR SHARING...

    i'm in the middle of writing a poem for a friend who give in to the "THIS IS TOO MUCH" temptation and did the abortion thing...now, seven years since PEACE smiled at her...her life is filled with grief...tears of sorrow with no signs of relief...she cries at night...when the walls close in and the world is quiet...and she relive that overcast day...seven years ago.

    if i had to hazard a guess...i would say that her life, though she doesn't have the responsibility of a child, is harder because she don't have the responsibility of her child.

    young motherhood
    the choices made.
     
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    Danilyn,

    All which you have mentioned in your poem proves your strength.....you are a strong young mother and you can and will make it through with God's help. May he bless you and your child. And I welcome you to Destee's

    Madd Holiday Greetings :heart:
    CCBSKYN
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    forth young yet strong

    a sistah
    a mother
    a Queen
    of soul hold tyghtly to
    da son of her soul
    movin' in da path of wisdom
    young yet strong:heart: :kiss:
     
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    stay keeping your head up...

    & welcome to the fam :toast:


    nfinitely,
    jh.
     
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