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Born In The Slums

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Born In The Slums

                                   ~Born In The Slums.~


She was born in the slums 
sixty three years ago
by a mother out of wedlock 
delivered her all alone
In an empty dirty corridor
due to a mistake she 
committed one night out of
lust, or maybe out of love, 
we will never know.

New born first cry to freedom 
Mothers last cry from freedom 
New born first breath to live 
Mothers last breath to die 
Echoes of life and death 
In that empty room.

A mother laying on the floor 
In a pool of blood, 
A new born attached loosely
To the mothers last breath 
As her destiny short lived.

Nobody to welcome that new 
born alive with no flowers 
no balloons no father nor a 
grandmother no doctor nor 
a nurse no bed not even 
sheets on the floor.

No decor for a new born baby 
with no name alone nude no 
one to clean her up, yet that 
last link between mother and 
daughter a cord separating 
life from death. 

Rescued by that stranger
living in the slums 
He carried her in his arms 
covering her fragile body 
with his shirt walked towards
the church rang the bell 
and delivered her 
to the priest.

Today she wrote;
here i am today
grown up and happily 
married with
two children.



   Terry
 16/1/2013


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  1. Date: 2/1/2013 5:49:00 PM
    I enjoyed reading your write this evening. A wonderful write through a difficult life! Light & Love

    Bacha Avatar Therese Bacha
    Date: 2/1/2013 6:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank yo Debbie...you are so sweet with your beautiful comments.....i also read one of your daughters poetry..i think i understood that..hope i am right..as she passed by one of my poems......love Terry xoxoxo
  1. Date: 1/14/2013 10:10:00 AM
    Terry, a nice, but sad tale... with hope! Terry (on to part 2)

    Bacha Avatar Therese Bacha
    Date: 1/14/2013 10:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Terry...I am happy you read part 2...but i still more to come..it is so nice of you...xoxo Terry
  1. Date: 1/9/2013 11:52:00 PM
    yes life can be hard, who deals the card? what is the cause, the ration, why should blindness be the nasty bar, one suffers in this fashion?

    Bacha Avatar Therese Bacha
    Date: 1/10/2013 6:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Blind or not..we all suffer in this life.....we can just pray to be able to deal with our sufferings once they occur......Thank You Don......oxxo Terry
  1. Date: 1/7/2013 9:00:00 PM
    Girl; This is amazing. I on my way to part II. Thanks for sharing. Part II of ( A Man Stood ) is posted. Lucilla

    Bacha Avatar Therese Bacha
    Date: 1/7/2013 9:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Lucilla......i will be writing more.......and reading your poems to.....Love Terry
  1. Date: 1/7/2013 8:54:00 AM
    I simply "love " your life stories ;} you have a Happy New Year Terry ; }

    Bacha Avatar Therese Bacha
    Date: 1/7/2013 11:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Debbie.....i will be honest ...some events in my poetry are real.....but about friends in my country during the war.....some also i passed through during the war of 16 years......very sad life i had......but i am great now living in Canada with my boyfriend of 43 years......Thank you for sharing.xoxoxo Terry Happy New Year to yo to.......
  1. Date: 1/4/2013 5:53:00 PM
    Wow! sad but beautiful, you have such a unique way Therese, your words are beautiful :)

    Bacha Avatar Therese Bacha
    Date: 1/7/2013 11:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank You Kerry....love your comments...i will write more.......love xoxoxo Terry
  1. Date: 1/4/2013 3:15:00 AM
    An Odyssey of life, a drama who each one understands only in the degree We have lived it: FEW OF US. Those who have been through some similar events though, find in this poem a catharsis. Great writing, greater the feeling, superb the message! Thank you.

    Bacha Avatar Therese Bacha
    Date: 1/7/2013 11:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Demetrios.....i am so encouraged by my friends at the SoapPoetry.. that is why now i love what i am doing.....so nice of you love your commentsxoxo Terry
  1. Date: 1/3/2013 1:10:00 PM
    I really love the way you write, it's a creative approach that is very fresh and unique! You are a great writer, I will continue to read your work!

    Bacha Avatar Therese Bacha
    Date: 1/7/2013 11:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I am so so happy you like my way of writing.....some tell me it is to long the poem.....but i like to express more when i write..happy new year..xoxoox Terry