My little baby arrived today.
So soft, so warm, so cuddly.
“It’s a boy.” They yelled,
as tears of joy filled my eyes.
He was placed in my arms, all wet and slippery.
The cord of life was cut, the afterbirth delivered.
He was washed, weighed, printed, measured and tagged.
“He’s all mine.” I thought as he was placed in my arms once more.
“My beautiful Joshua, is all mine.”
written by Joan Farley Nyobe