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From a dream that I do not recall, I woke up one day
finding way to the bath, but passing out half way.
No liking for food, yet rats always in there,
upset digestion and sleeping everywhere!
The steths and white coats confirmed, reason for discomfort,
Oh li'l one! You were growing in me! After years of effort!
I felt so sad for cursing the days;
with bad tummy and the moods worse;
But I realized there you are;
and that gave more motives to care!
I spoke to you, and made your dad too,
and as days passed, there were others, not just us two.
You turned and twisted, I could make that out,
You did hurt me at start; I even would shout!
You took me by surprise, each day when you grew,
The movements inside, an experience so new!
I took it as the beginning of a new phase of life,
the best feeling, leave past being daughter, friend and wife.
We had been waiting to have you for years,
my heart cried in pain, from eyes rolled tears -
at the sight of kids with others in the park,
an aching silence would grow; the mind turned dark.
Then in me, when we knew you dwelled,
Happy were our lives; happiness in eyes welled!
Little did we know, short is the time,
You will leave us soon, with no words, no mime;
Where once you were, I feel an empty belly,
No one can feel this my way, this feeling of melancholy.
I wish you stayed few more months, was I not meant for you?
was sick of hearing from others, thought you'd make me mother, true.
People come, sit by my side, hold my hands, some even cry,
I got not you, but have no tears - see today, my eyes are dry,
The hopes that were built, broke when you came still,In our lives the emptiness made, I wonder will ever fill.