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A Journey to the Stars

Submission to the ABC challenge

By Sam The Doula (Blooming Miracle)Published 5 months ago Updated 5 months ago 1 min read
A Journey to the Stars
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Alone, with people in the room

Breathing, nothing in the world but breath and body

Crying, in those soft in between moments, I can't do it!

Darling, you are doing it!

Every wave bringing you closer

Forgetting what you're doing it all for

Groaning, grunting, gasping

Hands squeezed tight

Intimacy preserved

Journeying to the stars while

Kneeling on cushions

Labyrinthine pains, lost in a

Maze of

Neverending fatigue

Oh, I just want to sleep, please

Punctuated by pain, pressure and I need to poo! I need to push!

Quiet moments followed by

Roaring down the little

Soul, so close now

Touch that fuzzy little head

Unbelievable, indescribable moment, giving you the

Vigour you need for this last push into

Waiting hands

Xmas has come, all of them at once

Yes! in a gush of blood and relief and joy

Zwischen has ended; the dyad has arrived


a/n - the "dyad" refers to the motherbaby; as a single entity as they are at the point of birth, and for some time after.

Zwischen is a German word meaning "between", this refers to the limbo women often find themselves in, during those seemingly neverending days at the end of pregnancy while they wait for their baby to arrive.

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Sam The Doula (Blooming Miracle)

Childbirth Eductator since 2011

Building a resource for mothers-to-be to feel informed and confident about their choices

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Comments (2)

  • Andrea Corwin 3 months ago

    Fabulous - this who have birthed are doing it again, in synch with your poem!

  • Paul Stewart5 months ago

    Oh Wow, Sam! This is beautiful, evocative, stirring and just straight-up clever. One of my favourite lines, of many, "Labyrinthine pains, lost in a Maze of Neverending fatigue" Also, the line about needing to poo...so many memories lol! Awesome entry, seriously!

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