If someone asked me if I wanted a child when I'm older, I'd say "God no!" and that's because I'd rather adopt a 'mistake'. I guess since I'm considered a 'mistake', and I associate with other fellow 'mistakes'. Meh.
I absolutely love this piece of literacy, you have just put my exact thoughts of childbirth into words, and that's a very special talent.
I honestly wasn't sure if this piece was something I could enjoy to begin with. But as I read the emotion built and I was swallowed by it.
Beautiful, heartbreaking piece. Well done.
I have waited forever for someone to post something like this. My mother thinks I'm insane for not wanting to have children, but I want to see the world and travel and never live in the same place for more than a few years. Why would I , A. Put my dreams aside so I can have a baby and then be unhappy or even worse, B. Have a child and make her follow me all around the world, never having a real home or friends. Granted, I am not a poor girl on the streets or a young mother in Africa, but still, the stigma that 'if you don't want a baby, then you're wrong or selfish' drives me up a wall.
Beautiful work. Very powerful. Sorry for my little rant.