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.

Word Prompts:
Motherhood
Pain
Reproduction
Joy
Life 
Choice
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43 Comments Add yours

  1. Oh I like it — a bit of an elegy actually,

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Bjorn, I guess it is!

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  2. Glenn A. Buttkus says:

    As a man, I am amazed and still fascinated by women; so much more interesting than men.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I appreciate your amazement and fascination, Glenn. I know men are capable of great things, and these things count as great to me.

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  3. kanzensakura says:

    Interesting. I had my womb cut out years ago when I had cancer. I have no relationship. I don’t understand the language warning though. Nothing offensive here.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      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.

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  4. Jade, this is such a thought provoking piece!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks Linda! It’s old news but it’s surprising how quickly those memories come back.

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  5. Rob Kistner says:

    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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    1. msjadeli says:

      Rob, that is a pretty darned sensitive thing to say. Thank you.

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  6. Sabio Lantz says:

    Ouch, oh the curses and joys of wombs

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  7. Grace says:

    This flowed powerfully with emotion. I love the ending.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much, Grace.

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  8. sanaarizvi says:

    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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    1. msjadeli says:

      Your kind words touch my heart, Sanaa, thank you.

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  9. memadtwo says:

    You’ve caught the turbulence of emotions, the hormonal balancing act. Powerful. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Kerfe.

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  10. That was great! Loved the bitch 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      lol. I tried to think of another word and no other word fit!

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  11. Sadje says:

    Very powerful, Li.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sadje.

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome Li.

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  12. Colleen@ LOOSELEAFNOTES says:

    Love this line: Great clots of backlash. Something bad was bound to happen.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you Colleen. Back in those days we didn’t have as many choices for contraceptives, and I think they “overdosed” us.

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  13. rothpoetry says:

    What an interesting poem! You have really spun this one well! Love the cut her loose line!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Dwight, thank you. I didn’t choose the prompt but decided to give it a spin, as you say. 🙂

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  14. 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. msjadeli says:

      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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    2. msjadeli says:

      p.s. I just added you to the link area of my post 🙂

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  15. lifelessons says:

    Good riddance, I said..I haven’t regretted her absence.

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  16. Beth Camp says:

    You had me pulled into the poem right from the first line — no offense in any of the wording. Each line added to my understanding. And that last line? A fitting twist of humor to comfort the reader and maybe the writer’s way of letting go.
    https://bethandwriting.blogspot.com/

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Beth, thank you for your understanding. Yes.

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  17. iScriblr says:

    Wow, power packed!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Richa, thank you.

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  18. Wow, really powerful. It has a very Sylvia Plath feel to it.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Kate. As you can tell, I had a love-hate relationship with my persnickety pear.

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      1. Certainly sounds that way. I have endo, so a bit the same. Lots of fertility treatment, but I was lucky in the end.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          For years I took the pill and it worked fine, (28 day packets) but when they went over to those lo-dose pills, it messed my system up. I wouldn’t recommend them to anyone unless they’ve made improvements in them since the 1980’s. Nowadays they have small pellets they implant just under the skin that last for 5 years. The depo shot every 3 months is a good option for young people. Sorry to hear about the endo, a couple of friends I know have it and it doesn’t sound like much fun. Glad you were lucky after fertility treatment 🙂

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