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OctPoWriMo2019 Day 3 and dVerse OLN — Persnickety Pear (language warning)

red pear

Chromosomal fate
Blood-soaked baggage
Temperamental bitch
Like a bad penny
Keeps turning up
Force fed hormones
Great clots of backlash

But she was there
When I needed her.
And again.

Then she stabbed me
In the back.
I had to cut her loose.

Sleep well, old girl.

Grace is today’s host of dVerse‘s Open Link Night (OLN).

Morgan Dragonwillow [today’s prompt from co-host, Punam]  is the host of OctPoWriMo.  Morgan says:
Welcome to Day 3! Today’s prompt is womb. Giver of birth, definer of womanhood, for some a monthly pain to be borne stoically, for others a bringer of joys of motherhood. We all have a relationship with the womb for we were all conceived there.  

Whether we choose motherhood or not, or are cheated of the chance to give birth, or the number of kids we want to have, pro-life or pro-choice, in some ways we decide our womb’s role. So, what is your relationship with your womb? Let the words just flow and maybe you will be surprised by your own feelings regarding this integral part of a woman’s anatomy. For your thoughts to flow freely, free verse would be the most apt form.

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39 thoughts on “OctPoWriMo2019 Day 3 and dVerse OLN — Persnickety Pear (language warning)

    1. Did you feel a sense of betrayal from your womb? As you can see I did. The b-word is one I don’t like to use at all, but it was the only word that would fit what I wanted to say.


  1. I can appreciate this to the degree that a man can Lisa. It is the miracle of life, share by man and woman, but carried and protected by the woman. Fountainhead for all of us. Cool write!

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  2. This is deeply poignant, Jade! I can feel the ache and emotions in your words here though I have yet to experience life in the years to come ahead ..

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  3. Our wombs do have a mind of their own, isn’t it! Why couldn’t that bloody pear shaped bag hang in there quietly and do its stuff! Does it make us any less of a woman if it stays barren or is cut out from our body! I feel this Li.
    Oh, by the way, I hosted this prompt. 😉

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    1. You did???? Wow, thank you for letting me know you hosted the prompt today. It is an excellent one and there were so many good poems written to it. I really appreciate hearing your thoughts on it also. We are kindred spirits with our experiences.

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      1. Thanks Li. Morgan has made the initial list of the prompts.
        But she has asked us to do whatever we want with them; from write up to poetry type, word prompts, music to go with it etc. Yes, it is an awesome list of prompts!
        We sure are kindred souls in our experiences. ❤️

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