Delivery – A dads view – Poem – NaPoWriMo2013

I was blessed to be able to witness and participate in the birth of all three of my wonderful kids. It’s an amazing, humbling, exciting experience and I thought I’d share a little bit of that here.


Delivery – A dads view

It’s an amazing thing when you find yourself there
Standing in the delivery room
Listening to the moaning and groaning
As another push made to bring babe into the world

It’s humbling to see as head starts to crown
Nurses are bustling round and in the midst of the chaos
You find moments of peace, connections are made
Through squeezed hand, a moments stare

Pushing again, monitors beep
Doctor called back in for another look
This time deciding to stay
As patient becomes impatient and pushing’s not delayed

Shoulders are through
Sweat continues to build
Mother and child in the dance of new life
It won’t be long now

Another push and newborn slingshots into life
Natures bungee jump
Awestruck, beauty beheld
Physical cord cut but not the bond

Newborn cries out for air
Lungs fill, presence known
Relief felt
As mom and dad exchange tears of joy


Stephen Kellogg – 2013

About Stephen Kellogg

Poetry, Ponderings, Prose, Photos & Pounding out the Pathways All at my blog... I hope you'll take a few minutes to wander around the site. Not all of what you read there will be happy or sad etc. but I trust my writings, photos etc will encourage, touch, inspire or just make you think…. I really appreciate feedback!! Thanks and enjoy Peace! Stephen Kellogg All of my writings, pictures etc are original works, unless otherwise noted, and should be considered copyrighted.
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1 Response to Delivery – A dads view – Poem – NaPoWriMo2013

  1. Alice Keys says:

    We’re rooting for you here in California. Go go go. I like the “slingshot”. I almost dropped one of my deliveries in medical school because the baby came out like a cork. Ten pounds from a tiny woman. Slippery and all at once heavy.

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