RULES OF PREGNANCY
by Nicole Leung 6U
It all began with matrimony’s burning passion
Then there came bodily chemical reactions
And time spent on spiritual devotions
Here started a journey beyond any comprehension---
Feet swelling like a mound
Like a nightmare unbearable.
But as the new life gave that vigorous kick
there she thought, “this could hardly be a mistake”.
Time floated like feathers as her anxious heart pondered ---
“A girl or a boy?”
Gentle as a breeze he quickly reassured ---
“Either way it’s a blessing of joy that nothing can destroy!”
Pain overrode her body, wielding a biting whip
She screamed and ripped as her cold sweat dripped.
Inhale... exhale... inhale... exhale...
She had never seemed as frail.
But undaunted, she gave a final push
Now they were about to see their little baby’s foot.
A loud cry pierced the air --
Doctors heard a growling bear.
But the couple thought of it as a heavenly song
that said, “Mama, Papa, I’ve waited for so long!”
Pain, joy and constancy -
Such were the rules of pregnancy.
A godly reminder of each life’s worth
And a trial for a priceless gift of mirth.
But now we have entered a new century
A century of science and technology.
Thus, lives created at our convenience
And the rules of pregnancy? Little relevance --
“Designer babies are what’s common now
Choose your baby’s gender, don’t ask how!
Hair and eyeball colors available too
Simply let everything be decided by you!
Test tubes are great, no tribunals!
If it fails, no need for funerals!
Your child will be the next Mcqueen
Come and shop for a new artistic gene!
What nonsense you believe, “Children need a father?”
We have perfect sperm donors! Why bother?
Children are no more a mystery...
Glory and praise to our technology!”
Tell me, what will the future hold
When the law of nature isn’t ours to uphold?
Tell me, what storms will unfold,
When human desires are bought and sold?