A Limerick for My Second Spawn

This day in 1997

A bundle descended from heaven

Her name was Emma

First a dilemma

For you, a clinical progression:

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“Heaven” in real terms was my uterus

Manifested in a large protuberance

She was happy in there

Sadly going no where

Her firm grip was somewhat dubious

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Obstetrician scheduled an induction

I arrived at 9 as per instructions

5 pm rolled around

No child to be found

I was disappointed— no introductions

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My doctor clocked out, left for the day

My (then) spouse was told “no need to stay”

“Oh no, you won’t go!”

Water burst, it did flow

Is there a doctor in this building? “HEY!”

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A random doctor pulled in from the hall

No time for pain meds – no, nothing at all

I didn’t get them last time

Conspiratorial crime?

Nurse said “Don’t push or the baby will fall!”

~

Oh yes, that is what I was told

To fight birth, attempt a stronghold

Keep the babe inside

I tried as I cried:

New doc scrubbed in, gown on, “release hold!”

~

Loud screams “now you can push” and a birth

Twenty years, hilarity and mirth

Long forgotten—the pain

I’d do it again

My love Emma, my angel on earth.

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