Foetus

by [M(/)U]   Nov 1, 2019


In water and echoes,
I swim and swallow,
wallowing in dreams pink and blue;
wading in shadows
of your womb and you.

For you, mother, and your hushed lullabies
are all I hear. And the sighs
you try to hide like guilty treasures,
weathered
by the sound of your heart.

I think I know more about you
than anyone else. Even if I'll soon forget
once I'm born to grow just like you.

After I come into your world,
will you still let me hear
your melody turn to tears
when no one else is listening?
Will you let me reach out my hand
to touch your voice and catch it glistening?

Mother, I sometimes worry
about how to introduce myself to you.

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  • 2 weeks ago

    by Meena Krish

    What a write! It has moved me and touched all the corners of motherhood. There are some memorable and heartfelt lines in this poem and it just made me read it again and again...lovely write!

  • 2 weeks ago

    by Gracy Judith

    Omg this is such a beautiful and strong piece. Very touching since its written from the perspective of a child in its mother's womb. The below line is simple yet when you consider the whole poem in its entirety...this line conveys so much.

    I think I know more about you
    than anyone else

    I also love the below lines...beautifully penned. And the last two verses of the poem...simple awesome!

    And the sighs
    you try to hide like guilty treasures,
    weathered
    by the sound of your heart

    Looking forward to reading some more of your poems :-)

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