Thursday, January 25, 2018

now they were still in tears

                                                                                                 Author: SAM Nasim
Image: A new-born (here)

Get Listed words:
pause reflect unfolding years

as he eyed junior's presence
he could not hide his excitement
it brought tears to his eyes

they were in the midst of an anticipation
much maligned to a point of confusion
yes, that was how he felt
he paused for a moment
his thinking took a backseat
looking blankly at the wall
to reflect on the situation
he remembered

unfolding in front of his eyes now
all the years of frustrations and hurt
of anger and feelings of a let-down

his 'emo' now took charge
he was 'emotions-charged'
that was how he explained
to his ever smiling wife

she was at a loss for words too
just sporting big grins
as she acknowledged
the congratulations of those around
with an occasional nodding of her head

it had been a success after all the tears
now they were still in tears
but tears of joy
absolute joy!

she was cradling in her arms
the result of the in-vitro

their most precious and first
bundle of joy, a new beginning!

angie's  Get Listed at Real Toad's  -  new beginnings


  1. and all the world rejoices! thank you for sharing this birth and entry into the world.

  2. This was wonderful Hank. So very true. I agree with the above comment Thanks for sharing.


  3. I love the way you captured all the anxiety, excitement and anticipation of new parents, Hank!

  4. Sure a ton of emotions flowing through when a new baby comes due. But joy trumps all.

  5. Nothing can be more nerve wracking nor exhilarating that to have such a reward for persevering in childbirth methods to achieve a child of your own. What a fantastic poem Hank, thank you for sharing it.

  6. Nothing like proud and happy parents.

  7. Thank you for sharing this birth. A wonderful poem about a very blessed event. Mazel Tov!

  8. Especially grateful and amazed, at the birth that did not come easily. Wonderful, Hank!

  9. OH, what a beautiful gift! Thank you for sharing!

  10. I find it so amazing that people can get such a precious gift. a great cause to celebrate.

  11. Life is always amazing - I think the wonder never diminishes!