Toast

Toast

A Poem by Chelsea
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To the glass... That ruined me.

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Toast

Party rages

Amongst the seas of drunks….

a pregnant mother

Takes a sip of alcohol

 

Floating around

In her mother’s inside

A developing baby

Soaks in the alcohol

 

The mother is ready

Ready to birth this baby

Little does she know….

What she’s done

 

The baby fights its way out

Of her mother

But look…

Something’s not quite right

 

Toast to the glass

That glass of wine

That was the ruining of a child

Yet nothing to the Mother


Please read author's note....

© 2011 Chelsea


Author's Note

Chelsea
True story. My Mom drank when she was pregnant, I have FAS (foetal alcohol syndrome). I don’t have any birth defects, as I know it can do. I just have parts in school and learning that I just cannot due to a drink my Mother had. For example math, I can read equations a million times, have them explained a hundred different ways..... Yet nothing can make sense. I cannot be put on the spot, I just blank out. I have all sorts of quarks like that.... Because of alcohol. It makes me angry. Just because she wanted to part and drink I’m left with this brain, that sometimes is hard to deal with.
I ask that you leave this poem with a true message. That when pregnant you do not pick up a glass. It damages your baby as I know.
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I'm so sorry that that happen to you. My mom went sky diving when she was pregnant with me (but she didn't know she was pregnant).
thankfully i don't think is wrong with me, but who knows.
anyway, that must be very frustrating for you.
but i am glad that you wrote about it, maybe other soon to be mothers will see this poem and learn a lesson from it now instead of other kids having to pay for their mother's mistakes. very powerfully written piece btw.

Posted 10 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.




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a sad tale. but you write really good and you're pretty, too. cherish it :)
thanks for sharing this

Posted 10 Years Ago


This is so sad. I'm sorry you have to deal with this. This is a reall good write. It showed the selfishness of the mother from the very beginning. Great job.

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This poem made me cry the first time, its made me cry now..... Chels you are great for sharing this because other people that are dealing with this can see that their not alone, and it can be some what of a healing piece... Great write

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

wow. this is beautiful and passionate and has a powerful message. but look what beautiful poetry you write darlin. not all is lost. great poem.

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I'm really sorry that happened to you.That is really sad.But this is a very good write and i hope no one ever does that to there baby even though you people will,you might have dilexia thats were in math the equations just get all messed up in your mind.And you have a really hard time figuring it out.great write

100/100

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Thats a fact, and it's sad for you who have to bare the consequences, but on the bright side, you're pretty and you write really well. Gosh that sounds so condesending, sorry what I said was said with all sincerity

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This poem is devastating, and people should always remember their priorities before ascertaining their decisions to drink... I am sorry this happened to a wonderful person like you!

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

A sad tale.

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 2 people found this review constructive.

hi,
sorry that this had to happen to you. but still this is very good write. Kat24

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Oh this is a really powerful poem, it hit me in the gut. How brave of you to share this poem with us. This would poem would be very affective utilized in a anti=drinking public campaign. Great job.

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Chelsea
Chelsea

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