Birthing Pangs & Pleasures – 2016

Bearing calmly the soft suffering
The pain of letting go; eyeing its unborn
With keen anticipation and hope

2016 stands pregnant; pot-bellied
And fertile, ready to give birth
To months, days, hours, moments

Let it relax and breathe deep!
Let it be an easy birth!
Let all babies glide forth!

Would they be stillborn, or bubbling
With life; hungry and crying
For more joy, feats new evermore?

Merry months, delightful days
Happy hours, beautiful moments
The essence of our very being

Once cuddled and well-fed
They will lie peacefully, to grow
Gently cradled within our lives

© 2015 Alka Girdhar



Wish you all a very Happy New Year 2016!

This time last year it was my simple poem for  2015  when I was new to blogging

39 thoughts on “Birthing Pangs & Pleasures – 2016

  1. And great metaphors too ! I like your poems, Alka.
    Wishing you a very happy and prosperous New Year. Let the birth of the New Year bring you a smooth transition and great memories, moments, days and hours.
    God bless !

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    • Thanks Susie! I value such appreciation from dear friends.
      Wish you too a very happy New Year. It is all about transition and then smooth sailing further on – while still relishing the good and bad memories of 2015. God bless you and yours!

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    • Thanks Maniparna! Happy to know you liked it. Our unknown future causes strange anxiety, hence all we can do is pray and wish for each other :)… and karma sure it is…
      Happy new year to you as well!

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  3. What an innovative way of welcoming the New year! I may be late here but truly appreciate your friendship…may it flower further in 2016.
    Thank for the wishes. I reciprocate them warmly. 🙂

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    • Thanks Balroop for the wishes and for treasuring our friendship! It’s a vast blogging world, and at the time of joining Word Press I had no idea I’m going to come across such wonderful new friends. Best wishes to you all 🙂

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  5. Hi,
    I know Lis, Jacqueline, Balroop, and Susie. Beautiful poem about having a baby and the accompanying graphic was perfect!
    I met you on Danny Ray’s site. Congratulations on being his featured blogger! I was his featured blogger too! Perhaps you’ll check out my blog especially if you could use a blogging tip or two; that what I blog about.

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