The voice of the Fallen Baby, by KONGNYUY Derrick
God said I had a purpose and prepared a womb for me to enter
My first home was so great I thought I’d stay in it forever
Felt like the best 9 months ever but my first lesson « nothing lasts forever »
I knew I will miss the warmth and comfort but I couldn’t wait to meet my mother
My new home may not be this awesome but Mama’s love will make it better
I was close to the door and I could hear mama screaming in pain, the sounds broke my heart but I hoped to bring her joy in return
I made it ! Mama held me in her arms and I could feel a new fountain of excess love
I didn’t know what the world had in store for me but in her arms I knew I was safe
Days went by and all was well, months went by and something began to feel strange
The pounding motions I always felt on mama’s chest, they now seem to always pound faster
Loud and frightful sounds outside like claps of thunder, could that be what is bothering my mother ?
I wish I could speak so I tell mama all will be alright, I have a destiny to fulfil so all will be alright
Could hear footsteps coming and I laid there smiling, for each time people came mama got gifts for me
My smile was short lived as the door was smashed open, mama was crying I watched her imploring
Do they hate my mother ? Do they hate me ?
The big men turned to me as I heard mama wailing ! I did not know I was recording my last moments
I thought I had a destiny, I thought I would bring mama joy
But she cried as I came to the world and cried as I made my exit
It’s not fair, God gave me life and I deserve to live. Why take my life when you never gave it to me ?
The world will hear about me and people will know I once was, I hope my story helps heal mama’s world.