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Na Meray Dil Mein Malal Koye by Sadaf Shahab Na umeed -e rang- e wisal koyee Na mera dil mein malal koyee Mein jee rahe... [47 words]
Cloudburst by Ian Tronco - [58 words]
Who Are We by E Rocco Caldwell I wrote this after my mother past away Are we spirits or just a portion of the universal constant...... [124 words]
Your Savior (Beleive) by Josh Anderson Pain and a want to fix things, a love for the empathy. [40 words]
You'll Never Know That by Charity B Baez Some things are just not ment for others to know. [118 words]
You Say Engel I Say Angel (Haiku Poem) by Josh Anderson What I mean when I say. [42 words]
Would They Notice? by Josh Anderson Another of my document series, and another new origin. About the ones who should but never d... [80 words]
Without Me by Mike Axe - [42 words]
Within You by Josh Anderson About that hope of love but the self-insecurity of making a step. [68 words]
Within The Shell Of Man by Josh Anderson This is my first poem, thnx in advance for reading. When you break, its not fake, The s... [68 words]
Winter's Song by Diana Venditti - [138 words]
Will You by Diana Venditti Ye olde merry england type of ditty, tut tut. [137 words]
Why? The Question Of My Life..... by Charity B Baez Just asking a question and hopefully finding the answer within. [311 words]
Who Will Get The Rats Out by Cassandra K Crews A poem. [73 words]
When Knights Were Bold by Diana Venditti - [223 words]
What I Want by Charity B Baez Everyone wants alot of things in life....these are a few of the things that I want. [189 words]
What Helps Me Live by Josh Anderson About the special people that I know the best, or hold a special connection with, and their ... [193 words]
What Could Never Be by Charity B Baez What should not have happened, did, if only for a brief moment..... [144 words]
What Are Words? by Dri Cook Words can shout BOO but they can also say I LOVE YOU! What would I do, if it weren't for you? [122 words]
Welcome by Tessa (Reposted) My muse endeavored to inspire... Jonathan, this is for you. Don't forget to leave your door ... [98 words]
Wars Of Angels by Diana Venditti - [109 words]
Walls And Words Of Pain by Josh Anderson The third, sinister yet loving and respectful. [156 words]
Until Then...... by Charity B Baez - [102 words]
Unrest by Rae Another short one. [28 words]
Two Open Gates by Adesola John Fagbemi Poetry. [100 words]
Translucence by Danielle Just a poem.You should read it. [58 words]
Too Strong A Word by Melonie M Brooks Hpf This is my first poem I've ever written that didn't rhyme, so please give comments. I need to... [202 words]
Tim (Haiku Poem) by Josh Anderson Who is tim to me? [9 words]
Timeless Winds by Diana Venditti - [108 words]
Time...Is All I Have by Charity B Baez What can heal a broken heart? only time.... [169 words]
Thoughts Of Sweet Maid Part 2 by Diana Venditti FOR MIKE AND ROCCO. TUT TUT. [107 words]
Thoughts Of A Fair Maid by Diana Venditti Tut tut. [92 words]
The Taunting Mass by Josh Anderson This is about the harsh reality, our clone society, ad the ones born with the freedom and bur... [93 words]
The Spirit Of Christmas by Diana Venditti A christmas message. [112 words]
The Rebirth Of Dawn by Diana Venditti - [92 words]
The Quest by Diana Venditti Pehaps many of us feel like this sometimes. [142 words]
The Presence by Diana Venditti - [197 words]
The One Act Play by Melonie M Brooks Hpf I wrote it straight fromy heart, and it's almost true! [66 words]
The Nature Of The Game by Josh Anderson The nature of the game of life. [118 words]
The Lost Garden by D G Williford Lost History. [129 words]
The Inner Eye by Diana Venditti - [81 words]
The Gypsy Dancer by Diana Venditti - [72 words]
The Great Cold Void by Josh Anderson This is the begining of dark documentation, I wasn't sure whether to write these poems, or ... [105 words]
The Flower, A Part Of Me by Josh Anderson About the dream that begins to haunt, we all have one, like a moth we sleep ad dream. [86 words]
The Flock by Diana Venditti - [86 words]
The Few Who Help (Against The Pain) by Josh Anderson About the ones in the world who count... [72 words]
The Faces by Josh Anderson About the care that only arises as it may demene their reputation, why should they care otherwise? [31 words]
The Encounter In The Forest by Diana Venditti - [160 words]
The Child Who Was Once Within Her
The Butterfly by Ramkumar Menon A small pome [ funny one ] that I wrote at the age of 9. [37 words]
The Art Of Survival by Diana Venditti - [80 words]
That Bed by Rae Was at my parents' place this weekend and it felt so weird... [24 words]
Thankfully... by Josh Anderson Im sure we've all had neer death experiences... [73 words]
Tempest by Diana Venditti - [99 words]
Take Me To The South by D G Williford Simple diddy re the South. [187 words]
Take A Serious Look! by Josh Anderson Sorry for the informal layout, but wasnt sure about lead-in's, and I feel it needs one. [98 words]
Suffocated by Tessa Writing things out as usual... [72 words]
Submerge by Tessa Started in October 2003 and decided to work on it again. Not much of a free verser... Changed the name... [37 words]
Strangulation by Mike Axe - [121 words]
Stefanie (Haiku Poem) by Josh Anderson Who is stefanie to me? [14 words]
Spring Song by Diana Venditti For brion. Hope I managed to capture your favorite time of year. [135 words]
Spirit Catcher At Work by Ian Tronco - [67 words]
Spider by Mike Axe - [35 words]
Spaced Out by Diana Venditti - [99 words]
Soul To Soul by Josh Anderson Says it all. Please check it out. [61 words]
Soul Song by Diana Venditti - [103 words]
Something Slithers by Diana Venditti - [117 words]
Sofa's Day Out by Inchara Its a humorous account of purchase of sofa and its unsuccessful journey from one place to anothe... [229 words]
So Many Ways (26 Reasons) by Josh Anderson Well, no the 26 arent in it, they are each seeded in my poems, this was to almost com... [66 words]
So Am I by Mike Axe - [92 words]
Slow Dance by Dri Cook Sundays can also be nice. [138 words]
Sightings Of Love by Josh Anderson I believe in Karma, and true loves / soul mates, but the problem is, when will they show them... [52 words]
Shivered by Mike Axe - [85 words]
Shadow World by Josh Anderson A shadow world so well created... [72 words]
Self Punishment by Josh Anderson I honestly can't describe this one besides, that its about punishing yourslef for what you can'... [78 words]
Sated On Pain by Josh Anderson Another newer origin document. Of the pains sate. [62 words]
Sarah (Haiku Poem) by Josh Anderson Who is sarah to me? [14 words]
Running Away by Mike Axe - [50 words]
Rift In A Soul by Josh Anderson This poem is almost a song more than a poem. It is about scars in your mind or body. [100 words]
Ride A Wild Tiger by Diana Venditti - [20 words]
Re-Education Camp Siberia by Diana Venditti - [42 words]
Rebecca (Haiku Poem) by Josh Anderson Who is rebecca to me? [14 words]
Rebecca And Christmas by Diana Venditti Happy christmas little one. [112 words]
Reasons... by Josh Anderson An inner-pain that was produced, a synthetic veil created by your mind that you try to understand. W... [91 words]
Raged by Josh Anderson When you are angry, what can you do... I bottle it until I will eventually explode. [54 words]
Puppet On Strings by Dri Cook He shot, but not to kill. [89 words]
Pale Moon Of Christmas by Abbie Angel Abbie Angel, Runaway, is back again. [159 words]
One Sweet Kiss by Diana Venditti - [66 words]
Once Upon A Summer Morning by Ian Tronco - [106 words]
On Mathematicians by Higgins Brief descriptions of the contributions of some world class mathematicians. [165 words]
On Art by Higgins - [245 words]
Ode To Winter Wind by Diana Venditti - [111 words]
Ode To Autumn by Diana Venditti To all nature lovers. [129 words]
Not So Simply Stated by Kathrine Knickrehm It's a poem about life and dealing with issues by yourself. [347 words]
Night Of The Blind by Diana Venditti - [95 words]
Night Dreams by Diana Venditti - [111 words]
Nick (Haiku Poem) by Josh Anderson Who is nick to me? [6 words]
My Red, White, And Blue by Melonie M Brooks Hpf Patriotic and what most consider to be very moving. [166 words]
My Poisonous Pin Flower by Josh Anderson Another of the document series, one of a newer origin than the last. Its also amazing h... [128 words]
My Little Sister by Melonie M Brooks Hpf Can't wait 'till she's older than 3! [127 words]
My Knives Cold Caress by Josh Anderson The fourth of the documentation. Contains SI. [126 words]
My Hollow Tree by Josh Anderson Am I straying from my path? [82 words]
My Guardian Angel by Melonie M Brooks Hpf Happy. [87 words]
My Creamy Venetian Blinds by Ian Tronco - [59 words]
My Blinded Eyes by Josh Anderson About the pain I hide and the favour I have, empathy, something I wish not, unless requested. [31 words]
My Angels Within by Josh Anderson Angels that lie within, we all have them. [149 words]
M.R. by Melonie M Brooks Hpf - [243 words]
Morning Mist by Diana Venditti - [89 words]
Missunderstood by Josh Anderson Who are we, who am I, I still ask myself. [63 words]
Mend It For Now by Josh Anderson Please check this one out. Typical content. [121 words]
Masterpiece by Dri Cook We all are unique before the eyes of God. Happy thanksgiving y'all. [124 words]
Luke (Haiku Poem) by Josh Anderson Who is luke to me? [11 words]
Loves Torment by Josh Anderson The feeling of guilt, guilt that isnt even guilt at all, dont know what its called, but this has ... [89 words]
Love....My Love by Charity B Baez My idea of love. [126 words]
Love (Haiku Poem) by Josh Anderson What love is to me. [7 words]
Love With Respect by Amarjit Bhambra - [76 words]
Love Is by Diana Venditti - [75 words]
Love As A Bond by Josh Anderson The rare side of me only few get to see... I wrote it whilst thinking deeply about love and wher... [49 words]
Looking Into Your Eyes (Down) by Josh Anderson When you realise why, you realise what, you hurt and want it to stop. [62 words]
Life (Haiku Poem) by Josh Anderson What is life to me? [7 words]
Life Loves And Death Of Cleopatra by Diana Venditti - [328 words]
Larrissa (Haiku Poem) by Josh Anderson Who is larrissa to me? [15 words]
Joshua (Haiku Poem) by Josh Anderson Who am I to me? [10 words]
Jessie (Haiku Poem) by Josh Anderson Who is jessie to me? I loved my dog... [12 words]
Jake (Haiku Poem) by Josh Anderson Who is jake to me? [9 words]
Incapacitated by Josh Anderson The affect of time on open and closed wounds. Does it work for you? [68 words]
In Love by Dri Cook This is a simple prayer that I wanted it to become a song. [108 words]
Im Not Afraid by Josh Anderson I'm not afraid of it, its just something keeping me here... [172 words]
I'm Home by Dri Cook It takes more than bricks and gardens for a house to become a home. When dreams come true. [80 words]
If I Could Go Back In Time by Dri Cook Self-awareness. To Brian, for being such a wonderful friend. Christmas time, time to... [264 words]
I Walk In Time by Diana Venditti - [96 words]
I Thaught I Knew You by Josh Anderson The below poem contains explicit language. I'm sorry but I was angry when I wrote it, so b... [54 words]
I Hate Ya! by Roberto J Moreno - [145 words]
I Dreamed Of You by Dri Cook To my dad with all my love. To celebrate Christmas, to be thankful for the blessings that come... [143 words]
I Ask Why... by Josh Anderson Why is it that so many things and so many people have that evil tendency to destroy others spirits... [53 words]
Hugh (Haiku Poem) by Josh Anderson Who is hugh to me? [15 words]
Hope's Golden Thread by Diana Venditti For Rebecca. [88 words]
Hope And The Warrior by Diana Venditti - [82 words]
Hold My Hand by Josh Anderson Please check this one out, its a special love one :). [119 words]
His Perfect Solution by Josh Anderson Document of new origin no. ive lost count. About the solution he created, the solution whi... [51 words]
His Marks by Josh Anderson Another of the new origin documents, aboutthe markings he has begun to bear. [77 words]
He Chuckles by Josh Anderson He laughed so arrogantly. Well now its my turn. [97 words]
Hate (Haiku Poem) by Josh Anderson What is hate? [6 words]
Hate Becomes Us by Adam Wieland - [97 words]
Happy Christmas To All On Storymania by Diana Venditti - [53 words]
Grip by Josh Anderson This is pretty small, sadistic and shity, I don't like it but I thought I may as well post it, others migh... [37 words]
Fractured Core by Josh Anderson This is my third poem, It was written whilst I was affected by a strange feeling in-between love... [76 words]
For Now.... by Charity B Baez For now...things are as they should be.... [175 words]
For Evermore by Josh Anderson About a feeling of for evermoreness, though its not even a word, lol, u know what I mean. [66 words]
Flying Strong by Josh Anderson This is the next, it is very short but I means alot to me. [31 words]
Flight Of Birds by Ian Tronco - [35 words]
Failures Defeat by Josh Anderson The defeat that you face when you fail... [75 words]
Evil Walks by Diana Venditti - [79 words]
Evan (Haiku Poem) by Josh Anderson Who is evan to me? [10 words]
Eternal Winds by Diana Venditti - [108 words]
Escape It Till Light by Josh Anderson Part of the document series, but of a nicer nature an in between. [56 words]
Endless Skies by Josh Anderson Once again, this is a rare side of me that few get to see. Another love one, about love and a par... [47 words]
Earthquake by Diana Venditti - [77 words]
Drowning (Sweep Me Away) by Josh Anderson Sort of relates to the dark vast burn. Not very good. [65 words]
Dreams And Logic by Diana Venditti - [63 words]
Decay Or Life by Josh Anderson About whether events in life are full of life, or just a decay that creates a tainted half-life. [55 words]
Death (Haiku Poem) by Josh Anderson What is this death you speak of? [10 words]
Day By Day by Melonie M Brooks Hpf So helpless, nothing I can do to stop her. [125 words]
Dark Vast Burn by Josh Anderson The second of the dark motion. Im still not sure about these. Contains SI. [105 words]
Dancing Happily by Josh Anderson Serenity, a dance so peaceful, loving. Please check it out, its a little different. [168 words]
Dance Of The Sandstorm by Diana Venditti - [92 words]
Cut The Cord by Josh Anderson About cutting your puppet masters cords, if you have one. Not very good in my opinion. Please Revi... [32 words]
Counting Codes (Compulsion) by Josh Anderson I'm sure we all have a leaning towards some kind of compulsive behavior, drinking, ... [181 words]
Corridors And Brick Walls by Josh Anderson Sometimes it seems that no matter how hard you run, theres always another wall. [125 words]
Choir All-Region Tryouts by Melonie M Brooks Hpf I totally messed up, but this is ALL true. [206 words]
Chaos And Peace by Josh Anderson Love - A choice between a chaotic fight that you want to win, you would love to fight, or a pea... [57 words]
Brittney (Haiku Poem) by Josh Anderson Who is brittney to me? [13 words]
Bloom In The Crazy World by Tri Tran a naive person born inn the evil world of mankind. [84 words]
Bleeding Eyes Of Souls by Josh Anderson This poem is supposed to show the evolution of inner hate. Typical josh... Well please r... [148 words]
Birth Of A World by Diana Venditti - [161 words]
Baby Baby by Danielle A little poem. It took me about 2 minutes to create it, but you should read it anyway. [80 words]
B B C by E Rocco Caldwell I just love the English accents.... [70 words]
Aura Of Corruption by Josh Anderson Short but once again it means alot to me. Another inner-battle one, self destruction of the ... [92 words]
Anywhere But There... by Josh Anderson We all have a place we do not like to be... [48 words]
Anger And Pain (Haiku Poem) by Josh Anderson Anger and Pain... [28 words]
Angels Might by Diana Venditti - [101 words]
And I Dream by Diana Venditti - [172 words]
An Ordinary Day by Diana Venditti - [217 words]
An In-Paradox by Josh Anderson I wrote it whilst in my usual nightly daze. Im not so sure about it, a bit small and suspect :/ A... [30 words]
Ambition And Destruction by Josh Anderson My second poem. About how your ambitions will usually destroy your hopes. x [69 words]
Alone Is ... by Veronica H Alone is ... [286 words]
Aaron (Haiku Poem) by Josh Anderson Who is aaron to me? [11 words]
A Woman by Charity B Baez About a woman, (this woman) and how love affects her.... [259 words]
A Miscellanea Of Senryu by Higgins - [145 words]
A Flirtation At Court by Diana Venditti - [188 words]
7-9-01 Jeptha by Jim E Bell Poem about love. [277 words]

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TITLE (EDIT)
The Child Who Was Once Within Her
DESCRIPTION
The most unselfish love.
[410 words]
AUTHOR
Steven L Howard
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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[September 2005]
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My Bilingual Marriage (Humor) (Genres) I have enough trouble with one language, when I married and had to learn another, it made for some "memorable" moments. [1,043 words] [Humor]
Some Things Need To Be There (Short Stories) You need some things to be there in order for it to be home. [1,611 words]
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The Piece Of His Heart Left Behind (Short Stories) Through many years he had learned to hate this man. Now came a simple plea - not from the hated man, but rather from the only one who could touch the bitter heart. [2,237 words]
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The Child Who Was Once Within Her
Steven L Howard

In their love a child they desired
In her loneliness love she sought
In their home new plans they made
To her home a new friend she brought
And a new life began within her.

In their home a place was made
In her heart denial came clean
In their home prayers were given
In her world a doctor was seen
Who said a child now formed within her

In their home new toys were arranged
In her home mistakes were mourned
In their home new blankets were spread
In her home the bed was forlorn
With just her and the child within her

An account of their life they wrote down
Many life stories did she read
They told how they wanted a child
She thought how she wanted a family
For the child she carried within her

They waited as they knew she looked
She wept as she read their book
Their phone they dared not leave
The match she could not believe
For the child who now slept within her

They danced as they hung up the phone
She rode the bus home alone
They raised up their hands in praise
She bowed her head and prayed
For the child she could feel within her

At dinner they first met her
The meal where she first saw them
Each spoke of the hope that each had
Each spoke of the love that each had
For the child that now stirred within her

In their home they welcomed a visit
From the one who they now called their sister
They beamed as they showed her the room
She smiled as she walked through the home
For the child who now hiccupped within her

In the night their phone rang
As she called from her house in pain
They quickly dressed and drove
She got into their car to go
For the birth of the child within her

They hugged at the hospital door
She embraced them both once more
They held out their loving arms
She gave from her loving arms
The child she once carried within her

In their house the silence was broken
In her home no comfort was found
A baby was fed in the dim light
A birth mother cried in the dark night
For the child she once held within her

They visit from time to time
She always welcomes them in
They show her how he has her dimple
She thanks God that he has them
This child who once grew within her

They thank God for God's perfect plan
When he smiles she can smile again
They rejoice at the life in their presence
She rejoices that hes with them
He's the child that once lived within her


 - Dedicated to our beautiful "Little Sister", and the life she placed in our home
      

      

 

READER'S REVIEWS (9)
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"This is really different for me. I am not a poet, but I could not express this adequately in prose. I do not even know what type of verse you would call this - I didn't try to make it rhyme, but it does in spots. I'm putting this out and asking for critique from all the accomplished poets on the site." -- Steven L. Howard.
"Hi , the story is wonderful, would like to see a bit less repitition, you have a wonderful way of making people understand just what it is all about.keep writingD" -- Diana Venditti.
""Thank you Diana. This is the kind of feedback I was hoping for (And am hoping for from others as well if they want to comment). As I said, I am not a poet. I have repetition on several different levels so I need you to help me see which ones you think I have over-done (Or if all are over-done)." -- Steven L. Howard.
"Hi Seven, I know how hard it is to find different words meaning the same thing,I get rapped over the nuckles when I do it, Take sought,you could use search on one line "In her loneliness for true love she would search" play with it ,it will send you grey sometimes, send me if you wish your e.mail address, I will sent you a couple of things that might help.In poetry many time we shorten lines still keeping the sense.You will get there, after a few grey hairs it comes, At the moment I am writing in poetry form the Scarlet Pimpernel, for the first time I find it does not come quickly,hair has gone from grey to white.LOL D " -- Diana Venditti.
"Thank you Diana. I had thought that paralleling by using the same words brought out the contrast more clearly in the contrasting lines - That's why I need the critique from those like you. I'm going to save this back, and working on the synonyms and see if I can keep the contrast in the sets of two lines." -- Steven L. Howard.
"Revised it Diana. I was not happy with any other wording for the exchange, however. It must emphasize an exchange from one loving person to another. I couldn't find another way that I liked as much as just repeating the same words to emphasize the same love. I think the same love is key in that comparison/contrast." -- Steven Howard.
"Hi poetry is always very personal, and you are probably right, It was just when I repeated in earlier days I got my knuckles rapped so it has become nearly a fixation to avoid when ever poss,but things might have changed since then, love it anyway it says it all so clearly. have copied e.mail so ok I will send test now.D" -- Diana Venditti.
"I am certainly not a poetry expert, but your poem beautiful expresses many of the aspects of adoption that we have experienced. Its lovely." -- Julie Pool, Cleveland, OK.
"it is touching. To me, what matters is what comes from the heart, if it makes sense, that's ok, and this one does make sense, it is beautiful, Steve, keep it up." -- Dri.

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