Submit Your Poems
Get Your Premium Membership


Quote of the Day

Quote Left"The harder you work, the luckier you get."Quote Right

by Gary Player

  |  Comment

Introduction

Irene Hammer-McLaughlin Avatar  Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled Introduction which was written by poet Irene Hammer-McLaughlin. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

Read Poems by Irene Hammer-McLaughlin

Best Irene Hammer-Mclaughlin Poems

+ Fav Poet

Introduction

"First she burst my bubble, 
then she said goodbye."
So the dream mother 
introduces my daughter to me.

Nameless, she plays in the sandbox,
digging up dirt even as a toddler.
Here is where I know her first:
Before her hospital cry;
before the bloody show.

I ask the dream mother what it was like
giving birth to the tot I do not yet know.

Her response leaves me in a cold sweat –

Now, too late to change direction:
her birth inevitable, as the goodbye.

Post Comments

Please Login to post a comment
  1. Date: 10/5/2012 5:48:00 PM
    So this is where it all started? This was impressive.

  1. Date: 3/11/2009 2:41:00 PM
    Congratulations on your excellent poetry being featured this week. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/11/2009 9:52:00 AM
    Congrats Irene on "Introduction" being featured this week on Poetry soup. Vince

  1. Date: 3/9/2009 4:34:00 PM
    This is either a very sad tribute to the loss of a child and/or a comment on pregancy or, then again, maybe all just imaginary ... smile ... it touches me even though I'm not sure and is a well-deserved selection to be a feature here at the Soup this week. Congratulations, Irene

  1. Date: 3/9/2009 11:12:00 AM
    Irene - Congratulations on your poem being featured this week! Very well deserved. Peace always, John

  1. Date: 3/9/2009 6:27:00 AM
    Congratulations on your wonderful poetry being featured this week! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 3/8/2009 7:49:00 PM
    Irene Congratulations on having your poetry featured this week – God Bless, MJ

  1. Date: 3/8/2009 6:20:00 PM
    Much to think about in this poem. Congratulations on having it featured. Wishing you continued success with your writing. Karen