They Love Their Babies

Updated on April 29, 2018
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They love their babies

Never picturing lives intertwined

Wrapped up with incessant crying

Snotty noses

Waiting in the blistering cold

Or frigid pounding rain

Covering their babies with blankets

Pressed to their hearts

For a place on graffiti-laden seats

Smashed like sardines but nonetheless relieved to be warm

Singing to their babies

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They love their babies

Though hearts dropped to stomachs and stomachs ached for days

Disappointment and hurt contorting faces

Mothers growing old in an instant

Grand now

Never wanting to see their daughters struggle

Hoping they'd enjoy an easier life

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They love their babies

Though stretchmarks crisscross breasts

Circle stomachs

And lace buttocks and hips

Bones widening to make way for something they never wanted

Living hand to mouth

Dizzy from hunger but they feed and clothe their babies first

Surviving

Though it hurts sometimes

More and more each day

They love their babies

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      • NatureBoy0 profile image

        Elijah A Alexander Jr 

        6 months ago from Washington, DC USA

        A mother's love proclaimed as nothing but a loving mother cave could. Thank you, Camille, for expressing the kind of love I have for the 10% who are chosen to survive civilization's termination. May you continue to find the strength to be a loving mother.

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        Erica Ligocki 

        6 months ago from Colorado

        Camille, this piece of your's is beautiful! And I love the pictures that you used. :)

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        Natalie Frank 

        7 months ago from Chicago, IL

        What a heart wrenching yet beautiful tribute to single mothers everywhere. Thank you for this.

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        Elijah A Alexander Jr 

        7 months ago from Washington DC

        Yes, Camille, and it is a shame that although there is enough food to go around for all earthen life some man will cause such on so many mothers that they must sometimes go without just to provide for their babies. It hurts one's heart to see it and not be ablate do anything about those greedy _______ who are causing it.

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