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Baby Adam

Her emotions went raw
her skin showed an aura her features not a flaw.

Her moods always changed in her stomach felt a pain
She ran at practice in the rain

Until her stomach gave a lurch
and she became in search

Her test showed a plus in pink
Her tears fell helplessly into the white sink.

She cried in fear and in confusion
She prayed every night it was a dream, an allusion.

three months later our school began to see her belly change
her control that was once over her life disappeared out of her range.

I held her hair while she pucked in the early light
I helped her eat right and learn to stay strong and fight.

My best friend suffered ridicule and rumors for a good 7 months or more
She was called so many things, mainly a whore.

I helped her locate the father and tell him the news
He said "you snooze ya loose." 
and left....

But I love her to death, even now as she holds 1 year old Adam in her arms
I see that a child can be a nightmare but sometimes babies are blessings and 

For "Mom im pregnant contest"
Statistic: Three-quarters of a million teens between 15 and 19 become pregnant each year.

Copyright © Roxanna Ressler

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  1. Date: 5/7/2011 2:56:00 PM
    Wow, Roxanne, You are an extraordinary woman and I want to say thanks for entering my 3rd contest. Amazing story of your love of daughter...moved to tears by your steadfast love and your transparency! Please remove your name and resubmit. It's blind entry only. :) I want to wish YOU a very special Mother's Day! Gwendolen

  1. Date: 5/6/2011 5:53:00 PM
    babies definitely will change someone's life completely, and when you are that young, indeed many will scorn at her situation. A sad reality today. It was good she had you as a friend. :) I would suggest that in your 7th couplet, perhaps instead of using "puke", "retched" would be a bit more poetic. Just a suggestion, I hope you don't mind. Enjoyed the read. Good luck in the contest. Caroline.

  1. Date: 5/6/2011 2:52:00 PM
    Well written.