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Maternal Bond (watercolor, 16"x22") | by PastorDavidRN
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Maternal Bond (watercolor, 16"x22")

20 years ago, a nurse co-worker asked me to write this poem for a "maternal bonding" mural she was being paid to paint for the lobby of a hospital maternity unit. After I wrote the poem, she lost the commission and decided not to paint it, even though I urged her to. So... 20 years later, for my final project, I chose to use the composition she had described to me, which I carried in my mind all these years. The poem in better print with a border is also downloadable as PDF file for printing on "My L&D Tips" webpage (under "Birth Poems for the Soul" -

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Taken on December 10, 2010