Saturday, January 22, 2011

Lady in Labor



Lady, you are beautiful as you wrestle with your contractions
Subduing them
Breathing
Brave
There is so much energy radiating from you as you work
That I feel like I could warm my hands on your belly.

You are so young
And strong
And determined.
I am privileged to be able to attend you
And warm my hands at your fire.

This is not poetry. This post was prompted by: Five Minute Fridays from The Gypsy Mama. (thegypsymama.com) This week’s prompt: Sit down, think of the most unique person you encountered while you were out and about this week, and write them into life for us. In five minutes flat.

6 comments:

  1. A midwife in Liberia...how cool!! I have thought that I would like to do something like that one day...what a great gift to help women bring life into the world!! Thanks for sharing your heart!

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  2. Thanks Lindsey! Maybe you will do something like that one day. :-) Keep in touch! *wink*

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  3. Wow, your 5-minute post is very powerful in its simplicity. It hovers between prose and poetry. Lovely.

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  4. Thank you for your kind words, Patti. I liked your five minute post too, and the beautiful pictures that went with it that helped tell the story.

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  5. Ooh man - so fantastic! Sorry it's taken me a while to find the time to read it, but boy am I ever glad I did!

    "There is so much energy radiating from you as you work That I feel like I could warm my hands on your belly." - what a phenomenal line.

    Yes, labor - the true work and art of womanhood and you captured it beautifully!

    Lisa-Jo

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  6. Thank you, Lisa-Jo! That's high praise coming from someone who uses words as beautifully as you do. I love your blog. :-) Someday I want to meet in person.

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