A Baby's First Baby

This is my First Baby
Even though I'm still young
My life is not really stopping
Even if I have done wrong.

There's a lot of things in life,
That I may not have seen or done.
Even though a child is being born,
My life must still go on.

My child will come first in my new life,
School, Education, to prepare for it a home,
Friends and relatives may want me to come and go,
Many times must I tell them I have to stay home.

I don't want to burden my parents
This responsibility is now my own
Even though I am still young
Just think, someday I will be grown.

It's not my mother or father's fault
As a child I knew right from wrong
I will love and cherish every moment
Because someday it will have a life of its own.

by Harold L. Ellison

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Comments (3)

This is true n am given it to my cuz she needs it for oter ppl
i had my first child at 19, older than my mother was when she had me, yet not old enough. I love him though and I hope that people realize that not all people are the same and we are all given what we can handle
How sad that the author thought that it is wrong to bring a life into the world at a young age. My son was born when I was quite young; I was a freshman in college. However, I refuse to believe that I was wrong to have him. Not a day goes by that I don't thank God for giving him to me, and I have never regretted my decision. I hope that everyone who reads this poem realizes that EVERY child is a blessing, and age does not always affect one's ability to be a good parent.