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How to Overcome Infertility With a Love Poem for Women

From 2000 to 2014 , Janis served as the DC support group leader for women in need of emotional support after infertility diagnosis.

Infertility Interrupts the Dream of Motherhood

Many women and men who struggle with infertility can only dream of feeling the soft skin of their own biological child.

Many women and men who struggle with infertility can only dream of feeling the soft skin of their own biological child.

A Poem About Infertility


"The Empty Flower Pot"


There is a black hole at the bottom of my flower pot,

Empty and barren as a dead bouquet

Leaving me nothing to tend, water or sow

My blooms are wilted and my stems are dry

The soil is stale and no longer fertile,

Showing no signs of vitality or growth


The hole in my flower pot runs so deep,

Filled with the unrealized dreams of childhood,

My empty flower pot is chock and full

As it flows over with expectations

Of having the greenest thumb on the block

Becoming the most nurturing gardener in the neighborhood

I often think that I would have produced

The most precious well-tended little buds

They would be well-fed, pruned regularly

And showered with the sun rays of my love


The black hole in my flower pot runs deep

Infinite in holding sadness and grief

With roots unable to hold the amount

Of water needed to sustain long life

None the less, I embrace my flower pot

Accepting the void in my garden bare,

Remembering that I am as fertile

As the love that grows inside of my heart

Sharing this love with others heals my flower pot

Refilling it with the love that returns to me

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© 2012 Janis Leslie Evans

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