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Babies

May 3rd, 2014

You're having a baby in a few months
What a warm feeling and a special touch
Your tummy gets big and round
You put on some weight, and now you frown
Your husband loves you no matter what
But you feel like a buttercup
You make a registry at your favorite store
You've picked out so many things—and more
Your baby shower is a special day
A total surprise in every way
You got everything that you need
Except the toy for $9.93
You paint the room, the furniture comes
Your husband and you are stressed, then it becomes fun
The day is here, the baby has arrived
A boy or girl? It doesn't matter, the baby is alive
Out of the hospital you must go
Home to your house—ever so slow
Enjoying your baby every day
Because your child is a blessing in every way

Roberta attended one of my workshops and was inspired to submit this poem.

I can't help but feel a certain regret that every child isn't welcomed into the world with such uncomplicated joy. The poet paints a gentle and appealing portrait of a very special kind of happiness.

Come back for another day of poetry tomorrow. If you want to be part of 30 Days of Poetry, send your poems to 30daysofpoetry4@gmail.com until May 30th. I look forward to hearing from you!

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