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My First

She handed the stick to me in silence.
A red plus symbol faded on its end.
“What does this mean?” I said in shock.
“We’re going to have a baby!” She beamed.
The hidden magic of your conception,
washed over me in pride.
You would be the true linkage of unrelated people.
The beginning of the pinnacle of my creation.
I longed to hold you.

On a small screen in a sterile office,
I first saw you in black and white,
Playing in the darkness.
The sound of your heart beating intensely,
Brought us yet closer.
I watched you grow and felt your flutters,
Kicking and twisting within.
I was given the honor of selecting your name.
But I longed to hold you.

Interruption of my sleep,
Came on a warm night in August.
You chose an early exit from your  confinement.
A midnight drive I orchestrated to a solemn hospital.
With my reeling body seated in a corner,
After many hours and countless contractions,
You split the morning with a feeble cry.
Through my exhaustion I could not look away.
I oversaw every detail of your first hour .

And I was the first to hold you in Love’s eternal embrace.

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  1. Date: 5/31/2011 7:19:00 AM
    great poem! an appreciative and wonderful art happy i read this...thanks for giving me good luck in the :"MOM! I'M PREGNANT!" contest,..hope i'll get high position in that competition,..thanks a lot,.. jun-jun

  1. Date: 5/29/2011 8:56:00 AM
    this is an excellent and very moving poem, some great descriptions contained within it...

  1. Date: 5/28/2011 7:11:00 PM
    Son is a son till he takes a wife and daughter is a daughter for all life, a apple of father's eye, Michael

  1. Date: 5/28/2011 2:48:00 PM
    A very beautiful moment expressed through words . Words just flows from your heart . The verses are your slaves and you are the undisputed master ! I am sure your daughter must be very elated to read such a beautiful poem on her . God bless her !