Child Of My Womb

By Gypsie-Ami Offenbacher-Ferris

I know you no longer
this child of my womb
I remember it well
almost loosing you though

The blood started running
the pain beyond my endurance
I clutched at my round belly
I begged you to wait

My sister she drove me
as fast as was allowed
to the hospital where soon
an ultrasound could be done

She reached out and touched me
while speeding through stop-lights
people blowing their horns
She said to me that my baby was gone

I started to shake and tried not to cry
Would not believe the words that I heard
Clutched at my belly still swollen and hard
Knew in my heart my boy was still there

Nurses and doctors all handled me with care
kind blessings all around could be heard
Soon there were leads hooked onto my skin
listening intently for that heartbeat again

The thumping and whooshing made it so clear
my baby boys heart beating so strong
The doctor confirmed what I’d known all along
you there inside me tucked safely within

Now you are grown with a wife of your own
I know not this man who despises me so I wish for a moment I could hold you once more to hear the heart-song of this mother’s love for her son


  1. Nope, Not Pam says:

    Can you relate, when the bank of mum and dad foreclosed, son decided he no longer considered us his parents

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  2. Sadje says:

    How sad that the children we bear and nourish with our blood forget this debt and become strangers. Heartbreaking 💔

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  3. jilldennison says:

    This poem evokes so many memories and emotions. You see, I too have a son who I no longer know, who despises my political leanings, despises my values, my lifestyle. And he, too, was in danger at birth such that an emergency C-section was required. Thank you for this heart-touching poem.

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