"Self-Portrait at 23 Weeks Pregnant" by Anna Rose Bain‘I Am With Child’ by Michael Charles Maibach The Society May 8, 2021 Beauty, Culture, Poetry 1 Comment .For all my lifeI felt alone—Out on the road,As well as home. I saw couples With children near,Filled to the brimWith sweetness dear. But then it came,This life in me.I am “with child”—Now all can see. It’s in my walk,My softer voice,My warmer hand, My surer choice. I sleep so well,And rise with ease,No longer sad—My soul at peace. This comes from God,His best gift, sure.This life in meWill now endure. For all my lifeI felt alone.Then this dear childCame to my home. . . Michael Charles Maibach began writing poems at age nine. Since then he has continued writing poems, and sharing them with friends. His career has involved global business diplomacy. He is a native of Peoria, Illinois. Today Michael resides in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. More of his poems are found at www.MaibachPoems.us or on Facebook. NOTE TO READERS: If you enjoyed this poem or other content, please consider making a donation to the Society of Classical Poets. NOTE TO POETS: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. CODEC News:Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) One Response Joe Tessitore May 8, 2021 This is so beautiful and let me state the obvious – and written by a man! Brilliant!