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Fruit of Her Labor
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.
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For Mama T., and her new son, A., born April 4, 2006 at 6:11 P.M. 7 pounds, 4 ounces, 19 1/2 inches long; Mama and son are healthy, thanks be to God.

Claustrophobic walls press in,
tightening with
every passing moment;
the room gets smaller
and more confining with
each contraction.
He shoves against the walls
but the walls shove back,
squeezing ... squeezing;
he feels himself being turned;
reluctantly, he allows it;
he has no choice.
Suddenly, the pressure is gone -
gone in blinding light and
a breath of pain;
he voices his displeasure
and hears his Mama's voice
comforting him.
He looks into her eyes;
instant recognition comes
to both of them;
Mama holds the fruit of her labor
in loving, welcoming arms;
her baby son.

(c) 2006, Karla Dorman.

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Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 4/9/2006
Lovely! What a wonderful little thing.
Love, Birgit and Roger
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 4/6/2006
A lovely "newborn" poetic gift, Karla. Thank you for sharing it. Love and peace,

Reviewed by Felix Perry 4/6/2006
What a way to say I love you in a poem for mother and child. Sweet.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 4/6/2006
A nice, and different, poem of the miracle of birth.
Reviewed by jude forese 4/5/2006
birth is a wonderful occurance ... you did well will this loving tribute ... congrats!
Reviewed by Cynth'ya 4/5/2006
Congrats on this wonderful little bundle of beauty in your lives Sis. Karla & Karen. And prayers for Daddy Don always.

blessin's and (((hugs)))
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 4/5/2006
Personally I wear Fruit of the Loom...oh, er, uh, did I miss the point................AGAIN...! Ed
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 4/5/2006
Nothing in this world can be more satisfying than a mother and her newborns eye-to-eye and first smiles. Nothing like it!

Love and peace,
Reviewed by L. Figgins 4/5/2006
Beautiful! She'll treasure this as will A. Congratulations everyone!
Kiss to baby...

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/5/2006

What a lucky baby A is to have T as a mama! He also has two older sisters and a big brother to look up to when he gers bigger! A wonderful ode to birth and new motherhood! BRAVA; very well done!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin sister, Karen Lynn. :D

...And I bet you are going to spoil baby A R-O-T-T-I-N! LOL Just like you do with his brother and sisters! LOL
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 4/5/2006
Congratulations Mama T! Welcome baby son A! Karla, keep your poems warm, you'll want to read this baby some of your words. He can cut his teeth on your poetry! Blessed Be.


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