Join Free! | Login    
Happy 4th of July!
   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!


Featured Authors:  Sheri Hoff, iCatriona King, iShawn Cormier, iGary Caplan, iPatricia Garber, iChidi Asika-Enahoro, iStephen Cafaro, i

  Home > Women > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Autumn Morgan

· + Follow Me
· Contact Me
· Poetry
· 1 Titles
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
Member Since: Apr, 2008

Autumn Morgan, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

Featured Book
Find Me, Eve (kindle)
by Ernest Paquin

A time travel story...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Baby Momma
by Autumn Morgan
Not rated by the Author.
Share   Print  Save   Follow
Recent poems by Autumn Morgan
           >> View all 1

I wrote this poem in response to the negative conotation of the word "Baby Momma" has within the African American community. I wanted to be a voice for Baby Momma's, to take away the conotation of this word into something more positive.



Baby Mama

By Autumn Morgan



Yep, I’ll be your Baby Mama

Let me see,

That’s the label

You want to attach to me


Now, let me get this straight

I spent 1, 2, 3, no 8 years raising this child

On my own

Now you want to come around

When she’s damn near grown



Who was there when she was up all night?

Who was there to cuddle, kiss and hold her tight?

Who kept the boogeyman away?

Who let her know everything would be okay?

Baby Momma


Doctor’s appointments,

Medical bills,

Hospital visits,

Shoes, clothes

I can't even tell you, what I sacrificed

To make sure she always looked nice


Each night I held her a little tighter

Waiting and wondering

How things were gonna get paid

Despite the situation,

I made her feel as though she had it made


Yea, that’s right you weren’t there at night

So you don’ know what I had to go through

The pain that I was in

Worrying, and wondern’

When my ship would come in


You see I didn’t’ have the luxury that you had

Hang out all night,

Rip and run the streets

Chill with my boys,

Run and chase some ass

Juggling three or for bitches

Trying to get some cash


No, I was home raisin', that beautiful child of mine

Making sure she was okay, even though things weren’t fine

Like a strong black woman, I took up the slack

Making sure food was on the table, clothes on her back


One day she will ask, where's my daddy?

Where has he gone?, why did he leave us?

Was it something I did?

Answers that only you can provide to our kid


I never ever told her, of the pain that you put me through

I tell her 'bout the good, I  saw in you

So, that when she grows up, she wouldn’t have a slanted view

Do you know why I do this?, Do you know why I care?

I never want her to be hurt, like the way you hurt me


But hold on,

Hold on, my brotha…..


Its okay I understand, let me get this right

Hold up, How does it go...

Oh yeah, you weren't ready to be a man


Now, after all that I’ve done

You want to identify me with a hood label

As if what I went through was like a sitcom on cable

I carry the weight of men 2x your size

In the words of Maya Angelou “Still I rise”


Yes, I’ll be your,



Ego trippin'

Money hungry,

Distorted in the head

Takin' all your money

Leavin' you broke

Wishin' you were dead



So, baby daddy

I dare you to sit and think about the label,

You throw around sarcastically

Is it really my life or yours that’s an Aesop’s Fable?

'Cause what I go through

Is for damn sure by no means a fable


Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Popular Poetry (Women)
  1.  Why God Made Woman
  2.  And Then I Was Old
  3.  Absolutely Nothing

Female Genital Mutilation: Legal, Cultural and Medical Issues by Rosemarie Skaine

Illustrations, maps, tables, notes, appendices, bibliography, index. The practice of FGM is not limited to Africa. The World Health Organization finds it occurs in many p..  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.