She's got Grit

Claris Angafor
Posted September 15, 2018 from United Kingdom

                                      And they said, “Sorry”

She went for a pee

There was a leak

But she thought it was just a wee

She went back to sleep in a swift

Then, she felt a drift

Yet, she thought it was just a shift

She carried on as normal

Though in deep thoughts

Wondering what's about to happen

Then Dr. Google played the trick

The clock started to tick


While she drove to work

She pondered about the what ifs

Her mind was in a wonder

She was in a ponder

If history was going to repeat itself

Yet, she drove

Because life has to continue

No matter what


She went for a pee again

There she was in disbelief

‘Brown Hot chocolate found’!!

Which is not supposed to happen

Not During this period, anyway

As if it was all ok

SHE walked out, over and round the building

Making sure no one was alarmed.


Upon Examination

They looked at each other

Without altering a word

But she knew the meaning of that look

She knew what they were going to say


When she walked over

All she said was


With eyes closed,

Breath held, memory lane revisited

12 years back, same words


Explanations given

Decisions made

Another pee she went

1, 2, 3 steps

There, right there in the middle of the room

It all happened

Heaven broke loose

She swiftly turned around in panic

She thought someone just poured a bucket of water down her


In amazement and shock

Her precious, jealously protected bucket of water had just leaked down her legs

She cried, she wept

On her knees, she begged Him above to reverse the situation


As you see, it was way too late

The deed was already done

Her life was never going to be the same again

Initially, she thought she couldn't live after this

But, look, she lives

She smiles though through tears

With a broken heart

However, not broken


Because “She’s got Grit".

 AC Mbeng


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Jill Langhus
Sep 15, 2018
Sep 15, 2018

Hi Claris,

Thanks for sharing your powerful poem. I can totally relate. I was at work when I miscarried. It had never happened to me before, and I was in serious denial that it was going on, even as I was talking to the assistant midwife. I kept thinking, "it will improve," but it didn't. Finally, I got the courage to go home; never breathing a word to anyone at work... smiling through the pain. I remember thinking it was the worst emotional pain I had ever gone through, too. I get emotional now just thinking about it. You are not alone and your voice it heard!

Claris Angafor
Jun 07, 2019
Jun 07, 2019

Hi Jill, I'm so sorry for your loss. I think losing a baby be it any stage of gestation is very devastating and the worst pain that one can ever go through. Thanks for sharing with me. We are together. We may have been heartbroken after losing our babies but the good thing is that we are not broken in the journey. Take care.

Jill Langhus
Jun 08, 2019
Jun 08, 2019

Thank you, dear! I would agree with you!

You're very welcome.

Very true:-)

You, too!

Ngala Nadege
Dec 19, 2018
Dec 19, 2018

What a beautiful poem !! Thanks for sharing.

Claris Angafor
Jun 07, 2019
Jun 07, 2019

Hello Nadege. Thank you so much. Stay blessed

Beth Lacey
Jan 08, 2019
Jan 08, 2019

Beautiful poem.

Claris Angafor
Jun 07, 2019
Jun 07, 2019

Thanks Beth. I'm grateful

Bettina Amendi
Jan 11, 2019
Jan 11, 2019

Great insights Claris,the pangs of motherhood.Its real life to many.

Claris Angafor
Jun 07, 2019
Jun 07, 2019

It is real life my dear Bettina. What motherhood throws at us sometimes can be overwhelming. But we stand tall dtillnrisenin the end. You're blessed

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Jun 07, 2019
Jun 07, 2019

Hello, Claris,

You are such a talented woman. I didn’t know you write poetry, too.

I mourn with you for losing Davi-Jayce. How strong you are. Thank you for sharing.

Please keep writing because you have no idea how many women you can inspire in this platform. Hugs!

Claris Angafor
Jun 07, 2019
Jun 07, 2019

Hi Karen. I'm grateful that we've met each other on this platform. It gives me joy in my heart at the mention of Davi-Jayce's name by someone else. Thank you. The young man is surely smiling with the Angel's right now. I'll keep writing as you've encouraged. Thank you.
Stay blessed

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Jun 07, 2019
Jun 07, 2019

The pleasure is mine. I’m glad that I found your stories!

I’m sure he is in a perfect place right now. Yes, with the angels!

Yes! I’m be happy to read more from you, dear. Stay blessed as well. :)

Claris Angafor
Jun 07, 2019
Jun 07, 2019

Gradually I'll be writing. Sometimes writing needs motivation. Oh yes Davi is in a resting place right now. Proud of him

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Jun 10, 2019
Jun 10, 2019

That will be great!
Yes, he is!