General Poetry posted February 24, 2019

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by jenintorre

Free-style poem: human suffering Contest Winner 
She had to give birth
knowing that her baby
was dead.

The child that she'd
longed for
so badly,
For so long.

She still feels
phantom kicks
months later
in her belly
as she grieves
for the son
that she'd
longed for but
will never

Writing Prompt
The topic for this contest is: Human suffering.

Free-style poem: human suffering
Contest Winner

Many women experience phantom kicks often for many months after a stillbirth.
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