The Childless

The Childless

A Poem by The Poetry of Michal (Mitak) Mahgerefteh

About the poem: this poem was written after a photograph. Artist unknown.




The Childless

     After a photograph entitled “Woman with Clown Doll”


I nurse the unborn in rich futile milk

snuggling perky breasts a lifeless touch 

of porcelain child fluffed-laced in perfect

sew-stitch   I softly pull its breathless string

embrace happy-cries   broken-laughs  

                        console my yearning heart


© 2013 The Poetry of Michal (Mitak) Mahgerefteh

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indeed you are an award winner poet

Posted 8 Years Ago

The Poetry of Michal (Mitak) Mahgerefteh

8 Years Ago

Sakshi, thank you very much for visiting my page and making a comment.
sakshi arora

8 Years Ago

my pleasure,ma'am :) :) :)

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Added on June 22, 2013
Last Updated on June 22, 2013
Tags: woman, baby, childless, doll, children, clown, broken, heart, tears, cry


The Poetry of Michal (Mitak) Mahgerefteh
The Poetry of Michal (Mitak) Mahgerefteh

Norfolk, VA

Michal (Mitak) Mahgerefteh is an award-winning poet and artist from Israel, living in Virginia since 1986. She is the editor and publisher of Poetica Magazine, ( and author of .. more..