Your Poetry

Your Poem of the Month

A popular feature in Good Times magazine is the Poetry page, where we showcase works written and submitted by our readers. Janille Abbott’s “Motherhood” appeared in the December issue.


An extension of me

Lying there so peaceful

Picture of innocence

Sweet joy in the morning


The miracle of creation

In one tiny form

Such perfection realized

We made you and bear you


Fear steps in with gradual steps

Enfolding my heart in

A viselike grip of

Remembered thoughts of

Growth, pain, and what could be


Your sole protector in a

World gone mad with

Adverse lusts of body and mind

Such sorrow for I can’t be

With you to protect continuously


All I can do is give to

You weapons of defence

And a faith in greater

To guard you in moments

Of hardships yet to come


My little one

I ache for what you

Must go through to

Grow up strong in ways

Unknown as of yet


How I wish to take your

Pain upon me but I can’t

And in this fact lies

The realization that it’s yours

Yours to learn from, grow from

Janille Abbott, Kamloops, B.C.

Photo by Ibrahim Rifath on Unsplash


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