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Desire for a Child

June 21, 2011
By oswinnnn GOLD, Byron Center, Michigan
oswinnnn GOLD, Byron Center, Michigan
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Is it wrong?
for youth to desire
The baring of another?

Of innocence.
She prays upon a name—
not god—
of Gabriel,
to be submerged
in a tub abundant with
venoms of transgression.

Voices and eyes
of the village
loath her passions,
Her desires,
akin to ailing rodents.
By wronging her dreams.
Partisans of her very God.

Mother yearning,
“Accelerate time.”
Her emotions fall,
fail flight.
“Where is he?”
She calls.
Not God.

Of her own
lacks support,
But who would?
Of such maturity…
Disappointment is the
finest one can receive.

The author's comments:
Society says that teenagers wanting children is inappropriate. I want those girls and boys to feel that they are not wrong to feel this way. It's okay to want to be a parent from a very young age.

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