I Will Not Break

Written by: Black Eyed Susan

I Will Not Break

I will not break
I will not flake 
I won’t bake
My baby
Like a cake

Nor outdoor grill
Or microwave
I won’t cook 
My baby
Like a steak

I will not drink
I will not think
Of drowning 
My baby
In the sink

Nor swimming pools,
Tubs, or lakes
I won’t suffocate
Him, or
Throw him away

I will not shake
I will not smother
My crying 
Baby, or 
Make him suffer

I’ll protect my baby
And keep him safe
Because I’m his 
Mother
I will not break


Susan Burch
*Written for my sister when she was pregnant