Pregnant Pause

[For the record... even I find the choice and extent of the metaphor here really rather odd, and kind of intriguing]

by Christine Austin Cole Click to read full poem

Comments (10)

lovely write..very expressive
Christine wonderful work... gowing loving deep within... i am that child...
Enjoyed the use of metaphors (?) in this poem, and the end leaves us wanting more, like some of your others I've just read. -chuck (p.s. I've one.. 'When you're least expecting...' if you'd care to peek? (I'd considered this very same title))
'...I became the womb where love’s progeny would linger without benefit of a name....' metaphor odd...but beautiful and fitting in the context of the poem here...the last few lines completing the touch...ten votes
Oh, Christine... you convey your feelings so well, that even though you find it odd it rings very true. As a man unable to father children it rings very poignantly- the depth of feeling & openness to the stranger within mark this as a poem worth revisiting again & again. Thank you.
I am amazed the way this poem has been punctuated by pauses. I have rarely felt the degree of ownership that I have for this poem. I carry your tomorrow within me Almost feel that you got up a tad early and dibbed this shiny pearl! ! P.S: Poem with any other name may not have delivered the strength of passion so completely as this nmae does and especially the culmination of it in 'wait'
I really like the first stanza and agree with Viola Grey about the flow.
A passionate message of pain and angst! Excellent composition.
it's fantastic how your words flow so easily into each other and walk you through the emotions with a warm hand...what a fantastic piece this is...so brutally honest, yet vividly glorious...great work
Wow...I don't think I've read too many poems on this subject that do it so wonderfully mixing love and sex with reality...I've read it 5 times now, and each line is magnificently constructed...beautiful and poignant...Coach