I need – a Poem

I need kindness because I praise my baby every day but scold myself.

Because its wrinkled little features are beautiful, but my stretched, dark, skin is ugly.

Because it’s crying because it needs something, but I’m crying because I’m not good enough.

I need compassion because I am a person, not a bump

Because I am in the middle of my whole life, not just Week 36

Because I am hopes and fears, not just a blood sugar level

I need respect because…I am growing a baby inside me!

Because I’m currently more than one human being but not yet two,

Because I’m becoming a mother, because the life inside me is becoming a new member of our world,
because we are evolution in action.

– Catherine Grosvenor