I am 55 and pregnant
I am old, frail,
I am 55 and heavy,
At a risk of an operative vaginal delivery;
In danger of needing an emergency Caesarean section;
At the verge of having a child with chromosome abnormalities;
Chances are that I just might experience a stillbirth.
I am 55 and expectant,
Its a miracle I’m even pregnant.
My body is as depleted as our phased-out ozone layer,
The height of my blood pressure competes with Burj Dubai,
Every diagnosis so far screams gestational diabetes,
yet, I chose to bear this child.
I am 55 and gravid,
Sympathizers sigh and show empathy,
Religious men lay me down on the altar, day and night,
Lovers weep and agonize, hoping it would ease my pain,
Jesters mimic my helpless state (Tweeps, they really think this is funny).
I am 55 and parturient,
The water is finally broken!
My contractions are stronger and closer together¬
I can barely speak..
Pain, anxiety, excitement all gush through my bloodstream:
The moment seems to be NOW – The birth of a new gem is at hand!
I am 55 and delivered!
I pulled through! I did!! And it was worth it!
My little one radiates beauty and strength,
Everything suddenly seems brighter,
Hope shines like the morning star¬
Peace glides in its splendour,
Freedom rings louder than ever!
“Welcome to the world Nigeria, what took you so long?”
Model ??: Frank
Photography : xtreme24photography