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Paula Finn
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0 posted 07-21-2000 12:15 AM       View Profile for Paula Finn   Email Paula Finn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Paula Finn

The first stirring
   of life
Like the breathe of
   a butterfly
Overwhelms me

You didnt ask to be
   little one
And my fears slowly
   fade
In the wonder of you.

The doubts invade in
   the hours before dawn
How can I do this
   on my own?
Then like an answer
   unexpected and sweet
I feel you deep within.

And know I'm not alone.


never say never
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1 posted 07-21-2000 12:24 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Paula, you've given me goosebumps.  The first time I ever felt that "flutter"--I was so filled with awe...I'll never forget it, it was the first time in my life that it occurred to me that I might be worth something after all...thanks for the reminder.  Beautiful.
Paula Finn
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2 posted 07-21-2000 02:31 AM       View Profile for Paula Finn   Email Paula Finn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Paula Finn

Of course you are worth something with or without that flutter...its just that a child belongs to you and only you for nine months and no one can feel that but you

never say never
Mark Bohannan
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3 posted 07-21-2000 02:46 AM       View Profile for Mark Bohannan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mark Bohannan

This is beautiful although I can't say that I ever felt the flutter as you have.   It is also a sweet tribute to mother/child bonding
Janet Marie
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4 posted 07-21-2000 01:19 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

Paula,
this is excellent...
you have captured this precious emotion
and gift of love with grace...
perfect...wonderful writing.
take care
jm

There are places inside our souls -
that have never been touched.
There are places inside our hearts -
that need to be loved this much.
~jm~
Paula Finn
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5 posted 07-21-2000 09:18 PM       View Profile for Paula Finn   Email Paula Finn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Paula Finn

Mark...its a womans gift to feel this flutter...her reward for nine months of work.

jm...thanks it was a memory come back one day


never say never
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with you


6 posted 07-21-2000 09:21 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

Paula~ I loved that first flutter! I can remember it like it was a second ago. You did an excellent job with this poem. It's fantastic!   -SEA

Live,Love,Laugh :) ~SueB


Paula Finn
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7 posted 07-23-2000 01:35 AM       View Profile for Paula Finn   Email Paula Finn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Paula Finn

Sea...it is the one thing that as a woman and a mother is truly our own...that tiny flutter.

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brian madden
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8 posted 07-23-2000 05:56 AM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

Beautiful Paula, can't say I will ever get the chance to feel the flutter lol, but seriously a lovely poem.

"A frog, it cannot comprehend the sea Nor me happiness" Paul Draper-Mansun
Paula Finn
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9 posted 07-23-2000 11:47 AM       View Profile for Paula Finn   Email Paula Finn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Paula Finn

Brian...thank you.

never say never
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10 posted 07-23-2000 01:14 PM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

you can always find a way to do it on your own...this poem touched me, as I have been there before...
Paula Finn
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11 posted 07-24-2000 11:49 AM       View Profile for Paula Finn   Email Paula Finn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Paula Finn

Yes you do what you have to do to survive.

never say never
ethome
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12 posted 07-24-2000 11:57 AM       View Profile for ethome   Email ethome   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit ethome's Home Page   View IP for ethome

Well Paula I'm almost big enough to experience the flutter, however, biologicaly I cannot possibly do so.

ButI can read this beautiful poem and appreciate the wonders of the miracle that grows within. I can only imagine what the experience must be like.

My wife constantly wanted choclate sundaes, very little wonder my daughter was born with a sweet tooth.
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13 posted 07-24-2000 12:00 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

One of the most amazing experiences ever... thank you for the gentle reminder...

Sunny

~~~Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
Helen Keller ~~~

When you want to be loved, look within...KRJ

Paula Finn
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14 posted 07-24-2000 08:48 PM       View Profile for Paula Finn   Email Paula Finn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Paula Finn

LOL ethome...you are too cute...and with me it was rootbeer and oatmeal...ewwwwww

Sunshine...it is one of the few things that as a woman we alone can experience. and it just sort of hit me when my son kissed me goodnight the other night


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15 posted 05-23-2004 10:22 PM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

precious!
 
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