The Weeping of a Disappointed Womb

 THE WEEPING OF A DISAPPOINTED WOMB

Twice–

hiatus in the weeping

of a disappointed womb

Twice–

this womb embraced

wonderous babes  

My womb was pleased

and so was I

we both reveled

in the ease of pregnancy

the joy of birth             

Long ago

a nurse said

“the weeping of a disappointed womb”

was a uterine function;

it stuck over the years

as I pondered

its accuracy and intent.                       

This womb, my womb,

provided good service

Symbolized the part of me,

hidden from incursions

of others

in use and abuse;

protected

within my body

protected

unconsciously by me,

until I could learn

to speak for myself. 

As I apply this wisdom

the uterus is taken from me

endometrial cancer

hysterectomy needed

just enough time

for quick words, thoughts

gratitude, love, appreciation

for all its gentle weeping

all its being there with me 

My womb is gone – and now I weep!                                             

                     (published in Releasing Times)

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3 thoughts on “The Weeping of a Disappointed Womb”

  1. Thalia,

    Your poem grabs my heart. I cannot imagine (in my mind) the feelings you must be having, but I FEEL them (in my heart) because of your words here.

    Thank you for sharing this. My heart goes out to you.

  2. Thalia
    My heart reaches out for you too. This is so moving, leaving the reader with a strong sense of your loss. If it is any comfort, know that within you there is still a womb where creative grows full term.
    Heather

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