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Read Poems by BETSY TROTWOOD

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Baby Dreams

The dreaming fetus foresaw his future life
His mother woke roused by the vision from her womb

Her cherished child now cushioned inside
Would shame his family name
Ravishing virgins

His mother wept
Wondering what a life was worth
She foresaw her labor pains and heard the victims’ screams
If she bore the boy
She too would surely be guilty
Damned by her DNA

Sobbing at her filicide sin
She grabbed a bottle of gin and stepped into the steaming bath…

…And somewhere a dreaming baby girl now slept peacefully.

Copyright © BETSY TROTWOOD | Year Posted 2012


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  1. Date: 10/17/2012 4:33:00 PM

    This is really awesome! I love it! Congratulations on your first place win my dear Betsy! hugs:)Leonora
  1. Date: 10/16/2012 9:40:00 PM

    Very unusual write. Very thought provoking. Congratulations on 1st place.
  1. Date: 10/16/2012 3:55:00 PM

    Very intense, worthy of 1st place, congrats, vie
  1. Date: 10/16/2012 12:24:00 PM

    CONGRATS BETSY ON A FANTASTIC WRITE AND FIRST PLACE SUPER WIN LUV
  1. Date: 10/16/2012 12:23:00 PM

    Congratulations on your win in the "Unborn Babies Dream" contest Betsy. Love, Carol
  1. Date: 10/15/2012 11:45:00 AM

    Many congrats Betsy on winning the contest, "Unborn babies dream" by Linton. Best wishes - Hitendra Mehta
  1. Date: 10/15/2012 11:01:00 AM

    Makes one think..and think..and wonder as it should. Congrad's Light & Love
  1. Date: 10/15/2012 5:26:00 AM

    I like this and the fact that you left much of the details to the readers' imagination. This is a powerful write! Congrats on your win
  1. Date: 10/15/2012 2:43:00 AM

    this is a powerful write...congrats on ur win..:))
  1. Date: 10/15/2012 1:21:00 AM

    CONGRATULATIONS ON WINNING !!!MAY YOU HAVE MANY MORE WINNINGS AND PROSPERITY
  1. Date: 10/14/2012 8:10:00 PM

    BIG BIG Congratulations on your win friend Betsy. Hugs! (^__^) **Maria**
  1. Date: 10/14/2012 7:28:00 PM

    Betsy, congratulations with your deep and wonderful win in THE SCRIBE'S "Unborn Babies Dream" contest. Have yourself a good night~ PD
  1. Date: 10/14/2012 7:24:00 PM

    Dramatic write, well done. Congratulations on your win. Lee
  1. Date: 10/14/2012 5:02:00 PM

    I can certainly see why this one won. How clever of you to coin the word filicide or maybe my dictionaries need up dating. congratulations. Joyce
  1. Date: 10/14/2012 5:00:00 PM

    Congratulations on your powerful write.
  1. Date: 10/14/2012 3:30:00 PM

    Wow...a heartfelt write here!!! Congrats on your win!!!
  1. Date: 10/14/2012 12:50:00 PM

    Eye- opening. Well done :)
  1. Date: 10/6/2012 12:28:00 PM

    Sad write this! It's confounding what women go through and the decisions they have to make with regards to child birth all because of societal norms. You've brought out the theme well. Nice!
  1. Date: 9/30/2012 9:26:00 AM

    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer you today Betsy. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. Hoping you find even more inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. Thank you for sharing. Love, Carol

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