THE PROBLEM WITH BEING CHILDLESS

The Problem With Being Childless

 

 

The problem with being childless
is that you will never
feel a baby’s heart beating
or move around inside you.

You will never have a chance to name a baby.
The problem with being childless
is that you will never hear
a baby’s first word,

you will never see
a baby’s first step
or watch him walk or crawl.
You will never have bragging rights

to tell your friends how cute
your baby is or what he did today.
You will never have a chance
to be proud as your baby

goes to school for the first time.
You will never watch a child
turn into a teenager.
You will never have a chance to

have a mother-daughter talk
or mother-son talk
about life or help solve
his or her problems.

You will never have the privilege
to see your teenager
going to the school prom and/or school dance.
You will never have the privilege and

be proud to watch your teenager
graduating from high school.
You will never have the privilege
to see your child become an adult,
get married and have a child.

Look on the bright side
you will never have to worry
about someone telling you
how to raise your child.

You will never have to worry
about a predator messing
with your child or worry
about your child being
missing, or runaway or being killed

or never have to worry about
your child taking drugs.
You will never have to worry about
going to jail because someone
has accused you of abusing your child.

Look on the bright side,
you have more time to have
a poetry book published
and you have more time to write.

(C) Noreen Ann Jenkins

(Noreen Ann Snyder)

 

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