Jiminy Was Right
She sits up
sweat drenched, crying
Doesn’t mind pix with smeared makeup
After a miscarriage and abortion
she didn’t think a baby could emerge
Her first child suckles
Proof that dreams come true
© 2013 Amy Barlow Liberatore/Sharp Little Pencil
Trifecta asked for exactly 33 words about a “dream come true.”
Many women experience misfortunes when it comes to timing pregnancy, carrying a baby, and actually coming to full term. I’ve held the hands of friends who were going to terminate a pregnancy – even paid for one, whose boyfriend was beating her. I’ve said “I’m sorry” and cradled sobbing girlfriends in my arms like she was my own child. The miracle of childbirth is a dream come true – a dream deferred for some. For others, they “drop ‘em like tadpoles,” lucky women!
The song, “A Child Is Born,” was written by jazz legend Thad Jones, with lyrics by Alec Wilder. Peace, Amy
April 14, 2013 at 3:47 am
for some reason, the song MIRACLE OF MIRACLES from Fiddler on the Roof is running through my head. Great poem. I’ll listen to the video after the household wakes up…
April 14, 2013 at 2:35 pm
Beautiful Amy! Great take on the prompt!
April 14, 2013 at 5:04 pm
Having experienced infertility and now lucky enough to be on the other side of it (fortunately with the help of modern medical intervention), I can completely relate to this innate dream that borders a suffocating desperation. Childbirth is indeed a miracle for me. My dream came true, and I know to never take for granted something that may come easy for many women. This is a beautiful tribute to a Labor of Love, Amy.
Here’s my Trifecta entry: http://promptlyiwrite.blogspot.com/2013/04/shifted.html
April 14, 2013 at 6:10 pm
What a beautiful dream come true,loved it:-)Just like Sandra above,I too dealt with it & was blessed to have (as I call her) .my miracle baby & I can understand the pain of not having a child to hold,love & cherish.
April 14, 2013 at 6:31 pm
Lovely piece (:
April 14, 2013 at 7:33 pm
awww, Amy. This is beautiful. Thank you for writing it,
April 14, 2013 at 7:53 pm
Definitely one of “those moments” that you hope for when dreaming.
Thanks for linking up!
April 14, 2013 at 9:35 pm
I’ve also dealt with infertility and multiple miscarriages and have been blessed to come out on the other side with three wonderful children. Each time I was pregnant it was like I was holding my breath for nine months. I can feel the emotion in this piece; it was beautifully written.
April 15, 2013 at 5:48 am
Nice celebration of motherhood!
April 15, 2013 at 10:02 am
Hi Amy–love that title–that’s one of my favorite songs, I hum it a lot. Babies are a dream come true, most of the time–ironies of life, teenagers getting pregnant while whole healthy couples paying big bucks for artificial insemination–argh.
April 16, 2013 at 8:57 am
A beautiful telling of love brought to life after strife.