Blooming tragedy (poem)

Many women and families struggle with having a baby. It can be a seriously emotionally draining journey. Some get to laugh when they achieve pregnancy and the baby arrives but some may never become pregnant even though they so badly want to. Is there hope for such a woman or family? I say look around you an adopt that baby that has been abandoned or would never have a mother’s love. There is so much more you can live for…have faith and enjoy the best of life still…Enjoy this beautiful poem that captures the story of a young couple’s struggle with having a baby by Colete…In her blog are a beautiful collection of posts.

The Wishing Well

She was sweet sixteen when he met her,

she was the apple of his eye

and as soon as she was eighteen

he proposed and made her cry.

They had a long engagement

for their wedding to prepare,

She was twenty one when they married

and the weather was warm and fair.

They’d always wanted children,

to be a ‘proper’ family,

but nature wasn’t being kind,

for six years there was no pregnancy.

Then when she was twenty-seven

she suddenly seemed in full bloom

and when she had missed three cycles

they danced happily all round the room.

But alas their celebration soon turned to tragedy

for the pregnancy was ectopic

and she was never a mother to be.

(Copyright 2015, Colette B. The Wishing Well)

written in response to the picture prompt below for Shafali’s Creativity Carnival #5

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