Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The crowning achievement

An eternity of pain,
hours of sweating and complaining,
enduring indignities that no human
should have to remember
when at last
you emerged
finally in a hurry.
After an eighteen hour labor,
you leapt into the doctor's hands,
hollering your indignation
at the cold and the bright.
Your loud, insistent presence
was placed in my arms and
I knew, for the first time,
that I had accomplished
the best thing ever.

Day One NaPoWriMo Prompt: write loud and large about a triumphant moment!


  1. It is funny how they can finally arrive so quickly, after all that. Nicely captured!

  2. For some reason this brought tears to my eyes... Beautiful!

  3. Well and beautifully said. And yes! "the best thing ever".....


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