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From PEI

Story ID:8660
Written by:Richard Laurent. Provencher (bio, contact, other stories)
Organization:Retired
Story type:Poem
Location:Truro Nova Scotia Canada
Year:2013
Person:Richard L. Provencher
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the redhead came
belly protruding -- unwanted
at home

the way it was in early days
a single mom
a family stain

the shame of it all --

especially for a baby
with no mom and dad to share
the joy.

Now far away from prying
eyes a birth takes place
---a cry for life.

Richard L. Provencher