The First Day
The room is quiet but for the beep of machines,
My senses are awake and very keen.
Anticipation is mounting with each contraction,
A new life is coming; my body takes action.
The pain is intense my head starts to reel,
I close my eyes; it is too much to feel.
Things are moving so fast, I feel a bit hazy,
The machines, they are beeping like crazy.
With determination, I clamp down my teeth,
My arms and my legs are shaking beneath.
Contractions are coming stronger than before,
The urge to push hits me once more.
This is it; I can feel it, down the home stretch,
The doctor is poised and ready for the catch.
My body is reacting to words, "final push."
I see the head, shoulders, and finally the tush.
There she is in all of her glory,
Today marks the beginning of her life story.
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