Tall ones, short ones,
Big bellied, rotund young ones,
about to pop one out.
Ones in strappy vest tops,
gobbling fish and chips.
Ones who shop in Waitrose,
selecting humus dips.
Ones who look as pleased as punch,
patting their bulging tummies.
Ones who don’t seem to give a shit
at the cash machine withdrawing money.
Ones who always whitter on
about their pregnancy.
Others who barely say a word,
just comment occasionally.
Ones who seem to ambush me
as I’m walking down the street.
Around every God damn corner
there’s another one to greet.
Ones who blossom and ones that don’t.
Those that vomit, ache and sweat.
Ones whose skin is radiant
and look immaculate.
Ones who don’t even seem to care.
They treat it as a joke.
Oblivious to the gift of parenthood,
they drink and swear and smoke.
Ones who develop OCD.
They tidy everything.
Ones who end up so chilled out,
‘Who cares if nothing’s clean?’
Ones who have the names picked out.
Others who haven’t a clue.
Those that are so organised
there’s little left to do.
Ones who find me on the beach,
in teeny, bright bikinis.
They like to sit right next to me
with their beautiful, big, bold bellies.
Ones who are quite tactful
and others who really aren’t.
Ones who’ve been waiting just like me
or who’d previously thought they can’t.
Ones who didn’t even plan their child
and didn’t have to ‘try’.
Ones who’ve been bonking year on year
and had a sad monthly cry.
Ones who needed treatment
to help them to conceive.
Ones who had almost given up hope
and lost all self-belief.
Ones whose embryos started in a dish.
and paid £20,000 smackeroonies.
Those who’ve injected drugs and took pills
that made them feel like loonies.
Ones who have a story to tell,
they’ve been blessed with a miracle.
Those who’ve waited patiently
and have become a little cynical!
And me? Well, I’m still standing firm
whilst life goes on around me.
The day will come when I’ll move on too,
a new era in which I’ll break free.
So I await my turn to escape this test
that has lasted an eternity.
I’ll be the one who persevered,
who defeated infertility!