Friday, February 19, 2010

"Women of Earth Take Back Your Birth"

Now I know that my blog is all over the place right now. I don't really know what the focus is yet. I do know that I am using it as a creative tool- a tool for searching, searching for what it is that I truely want to do. So at the risk of being random, again, I was inspired to write a poem.
I gave birth last year, my experience was one of the biggest most profound events of my life. Im sure it is that way for everyone. But i am not just talking of having a baby- I am speaking of the actual birthing experience itself. I had my baby at home naturally and I have always wanted to write about it. I never really knew how to go about it. Then I was directed to these poems and was inspired by their format and style. So I decided to give it a go.
Now I haven't written a poem since the age of 10 so forgive the very elementary poetry. But it did the job and I'm happy to have finally said on paper what has been on my mind and heart for over a year now.

Born a Mother

a quiet sleepless night, as usual
a splash, unusual
it's time.

The midwife is here,
everything is fine,


Hours pass
the waves are soft,
crashing in the distance
coming to take us
on our journey ahead.

The waves grow
they are strong
Stronger than I think myself to be
"Call on the Strength of your Ancestor Grandmothers!"
and thier light is surrounding me.

The waves are crashing now
I Surrender
They take me with thunder
to places I didn't know reside inside of me.

I grow and go deeper
thrashing to the place of infinity
There I find her
My little light, my guide
I find her in the place where the strongest part of me resides
We dance and she leads
I open my soul completely.

Surrendering, Willingly

and in one instant
she slips through
born to light
and I am born a Mother
Now knowing the strongest part of me.


  1. Sweetheart, it's beautiful. Love you, Ma

  2. Waiting for more lovely writing, honey. And don't ever apologize for what is true to you--if you write that, it will be beautiful.
    Love, Ma

  3. (Found you at Steady Mom)

    I love that phrasing, "I am born a Mother". Beautiful!

  4. Beautiful and very powerful! It will be so nice to pass this on to your daughter.

  5. Oh, and I wanted to say that I can relate to your exploration of your blog focus. I've only been blogging since January and I also feel like it's my creative expression or tool.