Like any other mother

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I’m tired, my knees ache, I have sore feet,

My belly is heavy with child inside.

Head is aching from the blistering heat,

What’s coming is worse, I’m desperate to hide.

****

Last year I cheerfully bore my first child,

All the discomfort and pain were worth it.

My love for him instant, instinctive, wild,

Overwhelmed me, the light in my heart lit.

****

I washed him and nursed him, my suckling angel,

My purpose in life was now clear to me –

To love him, protect him and teach him well.

Like any other mother I would be.

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The sun set that day and the bright moon rose,

And we spent a blissful night together.

Brief nirvana before that bitter dose,

When hell swallowed me whole, meat and leather.

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At dawn I heard their heavy stomping feet,

They approached us as I was feeding him.

Without shame…

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6 thoughts on “Like any other mother

  1. Well done, great story! My heart cries and breaks for what is really happening around the world in the cattle industry. So very upsetting. So glad to be vegan, a vegan chef and will make 1 year as a vegan on November 24, 2014. Aloha!

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