The Hysterectomy

by Michele Fried I bet you felt lonely as you waited in bed It’s better for your health I’m sure they all said As you cried alone in the hospital room Did you rest your hands upon your empty womb? You always hoped to birth a little one You had dreams and plans, but then they were gone You felt ashamed avoiding the day’s light But the pain felt never ending each night Forgive yourself for crying about a dream you had long ago To experience the birth of a baby that you would love so Little did you know then what you know right now To walk a new

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