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I’m a mother

Posted by Tammy, age 14 on 14th, July, 2015
Relevant tags: #fosteringstories #youngparents

A poem by Tammy, age 14

I’ve loved my baby right from the start
A feeling that’s filled my entire heart
I went through the labour and suffered the pain
For many long hours with nothing to gain
I’ve spent sleepless nights being awake
Though it’s been a while my arms they still ache
I often sit and I wonder how she would grow
The love of my family she’d come to know
The sound of her voice as she learns to talk
Watching her steps as she tries to walk
I have a baby I really love so
I am her mother yet nobody knows
I spent all those months feeling her grow
I’ve lived through it all and have nothing to show


I don’t get invited to chat with other young mothers
Because I don’t have a baby like all of the others
I’ve got some stretch marks that I’d like to hide
But I don’t have a pram with a baby inside
The people I’ve known for so many years
They now avoid me, which adds to my tears
I don’t know how long I’ll be feeling like this
But one thing I know my baby I miss
When mother’s day comes it will be very hard
I won’t have any flowers not even a card
And just because she’s not here with me
I still have a daughter I wish I could see
But one thing I know and this is for sure
I’ll be her mother forever more

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