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Of Barren Cribs

The holding of his joyful trembling arms
will clasp no more pink feeble fingers
for even blood betrayed its passing.

The most beautiful cry 
vanished without a single tune
unheard by the looking grandparents.

No unfamiliar friends in white
giving genuine smiles
and congratulations to the dad
but the unacceptable shaking of heads
and unwanted tap at their backs.
Suppressed get-the-hell-out-of-heres.

And the mother?
Nothing is more hurting than to never touch
a thing that she sheltered all her life
To holler in pain of delivering would have been divine
to scream, wonderful
to roar, magnificent
to rip bed sheets
and curse the father while letting it out into world
are mostly gratifying
than to remain silent while the cannula
forces its entry to the abandoned world of unborn.

No stupid peek-a-boos will ever echo in this
haunted crib.
No tingling of rattles 
will ever irritate ears in smelly midnights
No nursery rhyme will hum.

School bus will never blow its horn
To call upon the school child.

No stars on a hand.

No you’re-the-best-mom-in-the-worlds.

Entrant into Scribe Marlon Linton's UNBORN BABIES DREAM Contest
© October 8, 2012

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  1. Date: 10/17/2012 7:12:00 PM
    My big congratulations on your win Glenn! hugs:) LG

  1. Date: 10/17/2012 12:16:00 PM

  1. Date: 10/16/2012 12:33:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in the "Unborn Babies Dream" contest Glenn. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/15/2012 11:57:00 AM
    Many congrats Glenn on winning the contest, "Unborn babies dream" by Linton. Best wishes - Hitendra Mehta

  1. Date: 10/14/2012 8:43:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win friend Glenn. Hugs! **Maria**

  1. Date: 10/14/2012 7:44:00 PM
    And maybe no more hurt... well done. congratulations on your win. Lee

  1. Date: 10/14/2012 7:32:00 PM
    GLENN, congratulations with your deep and wonderful win in THE SCRIBE'S "Unborn Babies Dream" contest. Have yourself a good night~ PD

  1. Date: 10/9/2012 7:23:00 AM
    This is so should do well in the contest. Well done. BG

    Sentes Avatar Glenn Sentes
    Date: 10/9/2012 7:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Ms. Barbara. God bless=)
  1. Date: 10/8/2012 9:19:00 PM
    beautifully sad poem friend Glenn..I can feel it...thanks for sharing..Good day!!

    Sentes Avatar Glenn Sentes
    Date: 10/8/2012 9:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Maria. Keep inspired, pal.
  1. Date: 10/8/2012 6:21:00 PM
    such a sad poem, Glen, yet you've captured the spirit of loss so completely. hugs, Catie :)

    Sentes Avatar Glenn Sentes
    Date: 10/8/2012 6:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Catie. You just made my day with your kind comment. =)