Previous Challenge Entry (Level 4 – Masters)
Topic: GLUTTONY (overindulgence and overconsumption) (01/15/15)
- TITLE: Umbilical To Umbilical
By C D Swanson
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ADD TO MY FAVORITES
suckling my breast, heart beating in
rhythm with mine.
Holding tightly, not wanting to let go,
not wanting to share her with the world,
Happy Birthday, one year gone,
how is that possible? I hold her, not
wanting to let go,
The first day of school, she's in
my arms. Wailing, and not wanting
to let go, I kiss her and off she goes.
She's entering middle school now. I hug
her tightly, not wanting to let go. <i>"Mom, I
gotta go."</i> I wave, as she walks away.
High School graduation. She blows
out the candles on the cake. I hug
her, <i>"I'm so proud of you baby."</i>
The drive to the college dorm, <i>my baby</i>
going out into the world, my heart pounds.
I hug her tightly, <i>not wanting to let go.</i>
Graduation day, I smile through tears
as she marches in. She is out in the world
now, but, <i>I don't want to let go.</i>
<i>"Mom, I've met someone"</i> she moves
three states away. My heart breaks with joy,
<i>I don't want to let go.</i>
<i>"Mom, you're going to be a grandmother!"</i>
I'm thrilled, as I cry, I hug her and <i>don't
want to let go.</i>
<i>"The baby is coming!"</i> I fly to be with her,
and watch <i>my baby</i> push a baby into the world.
I caress her head as she screams.
I watch the delivery through tears, she's
a mom and all grown. I have to share her
with the world, <i>"time to let go."</i>
A beautiful baby girl is placed in her arms,
heart beating in rhythm with her own, she
whispers, <i>"Baby girl, I'll never let you go..."</i>
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