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Beyond Belief

Looking for love landed me in trouble
Life as I knew would soon burst like a bubble.

I was already 5 months along before my mother found out.
"It's too late for an abortion", she said with a shout.

Being just seventeen, I understood she was upset.
I didn't plan on this happening but I had no regret.

I thought she'll change her mind once the baby was born.
I see now I should have took her first reaction as a forewarn.

After a very long, hard labor my precious son entered the world.
The strongest love of all, a blessing...... my mind whirled.

My mother came to see us and uttered words from hell.
The worst being: "Look at the misery you have there now!" heart fell.

I was shocked, hurt and emotions were running wild.
I would protect my son and therefore would not let her touch my child.

I would spend the days and some nights at my boyfriends house, just to stay away.
After weeks of going back and forth my mother-in-law took pity and decided to let me 

I was gone for three days when my mother called me with another verbal slaughter. 
She stated: "I no longer have a grandson and you are no longer my daughter.

Those words were unexpected, I was so numbed, that all I could whisper was "OK".
A mother is supposed to love unconditionally, how unthinkable that it could turn out 
this way.

For Carol Brown's 'Let Down' contest.

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  1. Date: 8/27/2015 5:10:00 AM
    Woah... What horrid things to say from your mother... Sometimes people say things they don't mean when they are angry and life has made them bitter.... Sorry, you had to go through all of that...

    Macfarlane Avatar Cecilia Macfarlane
    Date: 8/27/2015 7:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, the bridge between us is now mended, my mother treated me how my grandmother treated stopped with me! I adore my children.
  1. Date: 7/27/2013 9:36:00 PM
    Hi Cecilia, Congratulations, on having your poem Featured on the Poetry Soup's home page. Take care & Goodnight... -xox- *LINDA

  1. Date: 11/24/2012 10:29:00 AM
    She can never take the precious Gift God placed in your loving arms. Still it does not take the pain of such an elemental rejection away from your heart. I am so sorry you had to go through this pain. Hugs Rick

  1. Date: 5/7/2012 8:20:00 PM
    I know this one in a way because the accusations were there constantly that I was probably pregnant but never was. As long as they controlled my life I would have rather died than bring a child into their world. It turns out they had fixed that problem when I was 9 along with a bunch of other girls at the orphanage. Great write Huggs TLee

  1. Date: 1/23/2012 8:33:00 PM
    sad story....hope you were able to patch it....or maybe not if she would not accept your son. welcome to poetry soup my friend....if you have a strong stomach....stop by my poetical attempts....I had one of those little white pills and an energy drink warned!

  1. Date: 1/15/2012 11:01:00 PM
    Great write Cecelia. I hope everything turns out alright for you.

  1. Date: 12/30/2011 9:08:00 PM
    I agree with these fine poets below me. Very sad write, I'm glad you got past it at some time. Peace of mind. Your an inspiration. Luv Michael

    Macfarlane Avatar Cecilia Macfarlane
    Date: 1/8/2012 8:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks are an inspiration to me as well!
  1. Date: 12/29/2011 9:47:00 PM
    Moving and true, thank you!

  1. Date: 12/28/2011 6:39:00 PM
    Wow Cecilia (love your name btw)-this is powerful! I love the writes about topics some people are afraid of. Fantastic work my dear!

    Macfarlane Avatar Cecilia Macfarlane
    Date: 1/8/2012 8:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Natalie....I have always swept my emotions under the carpet, letting them out in poetry is very therapeutic.
  1. Date: 12/27/2011 11:10:00 AM
    Sad one here Cecilia.....well written....but sad,sad......OXOX love Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 12/11/2011 8:25:00 AM
    You had the strength to do what was right. Bless you. Beautiful but very sad write.

  1. Date: 12/5/2011 12:12:00 PM
    My heart goes out to you my friend. No mother should do that to her child. You made a mistake but God made a silk purse out of it. No baby should be hated for the circumstances under which he/she was born. I hope things turned out well for you all. God Bless and congrats on having the courage to keep and love your son. JB

    Macfarlane Avatar Cecilia Macfarlane
    Date: 12/5/2011 3:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you mother and I did not speak for a number of years, but I forgave her in the end and we are ok son is now having one of his own in March....I can't wait! CC
  1. Date: 12/1/2011 9:27:00 PM
    Cecilia, this is really tragic. What a horrible thing she did to you. I hope you are ok now and that the son is doing well. A well deserved win. Luv, Andrea

    Macfarlane Avatar Cecilia Macfarlane
    Date: 12/5/2011 4:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Andrea.....I forgave her after many years of not speaking....She welcomed my other two sons with open arms. My oldest son is having a baby in March.....hoping for a girl!
  1. Date: 12/1/2011 7:03:00 PM
    One mother's love taken as another mother's hell, these things aught not to be. Great work Cecilla with your Rhyme. Congratulations on your worthy first place. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 12/1/2011 6:04:00 PM
    Simply tragic. Congratulations in the contest.

  1. Date: 12/1/2011 5:06:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win :)

  1. Date: 12/1/2011 1:09:00 PM
    Wonderful write,Cecil.It is beyond belief and unbelievable.Congratulations on your win..

  1. Date: 12/1/2011 9:13:00 AM
    Yes indeed this is an unbelievable let down. Congratulations on your win wih it. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 12/1/2011 8:29:00 AM
    A lot of pain in this one Cecilia. Congratulations on your win in the Letdown contest

  1. Date: 12/1/2011 6:26:00 AM
    Congratulations on your placement in my contest Cecilia. You all left a piece of yourselves on this contest page. It was so very hard to judge. I am asking you all to read and comment on all the winners here. You will go away seeing into the hearts of all the winners. This was a very emotional contest for me. Thank you all for supporting this contest. Love and blessing to you all, Carol