Water Flows

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She was crying

Without words to communicate

What was the problem

The tears flowed

And she cried out

At my ropes end

I had to find a way

To pacify my baby

She wouldn’t eat

She was dry

And she would not sleep

Finally I turned on the water

I needed a drink

Dry from trying to coo her quiet

And her sobs stopped

She began to relax

I turned off the water

She began to fuss

For the sake of peace

I raised the water bill


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – pacify

Then There Was Three

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Only seen through dim moonlight

The crib is against the wall

Safely ensconced in her blanket

The tiny baby sleeps soundly

Mouth still suckling an invisible bottle

Standing quietly at the door

The parents both beam in happiness

The first night all together in their home

This new little family

Thankful beyond words

For the sacrifice of the teen

Too scared and alone

To care for her child

Made the loving decision

To give her baby a home

And a family to love


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – ensconced

Precious

Every small step so precious

Every smile so sincere

Like a small gift from heaven

Every child’s so dear


And how about another kind of baby… the lyric in this song was the first thing I thought of…

For Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – baby https://fivedotoh.com/2020/06/26/fowc-with-fandango-baby/

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Stella

It had been too early.  She came into the world so small.  She was only 5 pounds and 4 ounces.  She was about 5 weeks ahead of schedule.  Her mom had been released from the hospital, but it had been Stella’s first home for 3 weeks while she grew a little bit more.

Today was the day though.  She would be coming home, and mom and dad couldn’t be happier.  The nursery was ready and waiting.  They had to finish it in the weeks after she was born while waiting for this moment.  Dad was putting the car seat into the car while Mom was gathering the first clothes Stella would be wearing.

They arrived at the hospital and were so happy to be able to hold their daughter.  The doctor and nurses talked to them about all they should know and filled out the discharge paperwork.  This was it, finally, Mom, Dad and Stella all walked out of the hospital.  A happy family on homecoming day!

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – homecoming https://fivedotoh.com/2020/05/30/fowc-with-fandango-homecoming/

Crying For Someone To Care

She cries and nobody hears her

Her stomach growls but no one brings food

She sleeps in filth and nobody will clean her

Her heart craves love but no one will hold her

This baby was abandoned

Left for a chance to get high

Left for a quick fix

The pull of the drug

Was stronger than family

Will her parents learn soon enough

To save this innocent life

Or will she be another statistic

Left alone to die…