louis rams

(09/13/1943 / new york city)

Expectant Mother


she is gentle-yet strong-meek yet bold.
she is a woman to behold.
she is a expectant mother as we can see.
waiting for her child to be set free.

sleepng in the fetal position-does'nt help her disposition.
feeling the kicks at home and at work
and thinking that all men are jerks.

she wonders about the nine months that she must go through.
if she will have the strength to survive
and if her husband will be by her side.

when she is in her chair at night
she sees her stomach as a glorious sight.
there is a child in her waiting to be fed
and does'nt want her to go to bed.

the baby wants to feel their mothers touch
and the soothing words that she speaks.
this is what they seek.

when it comes for the child to see the world.
for the first time and feels the cool air
they look for their mothers warmth to share.

the joy and pride that the expectant mother feels
is something that can't be concealed.
she will cry tears of joy and pain
and hopes her husband will do the same.

Submitted: Monday, October 27, 2008

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  • Rookie - 726 Points Hans Vr (7/7/2011 9:44:00 PM)

    This poem makes happy for the loving couples cherishing their children and for mothers who have the huge privilege to live in a certain degree of harmony. This poem makes me sad when I think of the many mothers who decide (or have to decide) to give away the fruit of their womb. It makes me even more sad when I think of those unborn lifes prematurely taken out to be thrown away. If I think about the many women who are desperate to get pregnant but do not receive this great gift from our Creator, I feel for them too.
    Dear Louis, great poems tend to evoke lots of emotions and this one definitely did in me. Good work. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 9,278 Points Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (7/26/2009 9:11:00 PM)

    she is gentle-yet strong-meek yet bold.
    she is a woman to behold.
    she is a expectant mother as we can see.
    waiting for her child to be set free.

    would be mother but still mother and so respectable for us.. beautiful write....10

    read mine o.mother..mom i miss you (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 9,278 Points Mary Murphy (11/7/2008 5:23:00 PM)

    This is so touching, great work!
    Really places the reader (me) in the perspective of the mother. amazing. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 9,278 Points Krista Churchill (11/3/2008 8:03:00 PM)

    I love this poem it speaks well for the mother you have this down to the point great work.. Thank you for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 9 Points Linda Winchell (10/31/2008 8:45:00 PM)

    I think you have gotten Mother hood and Child down just perfectly. Ten for you on this one. God Bless, Linda (Report) Reply

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