From inspiration to publication:
Birthing a Book
From the moment of conception,
it consumes my heart and soul
and grows inside me day by day.
I carry it for months,
feeding it only the best I have to offer,
for it balks at anything less.
Too soon, it struggles to be free;
causes false labor pains; but, no,
it is not fully developed
and must be kept under cover
until it is ready to be presented
to those who will either love it
or shun it.
I talk to it, pamper it, get angry with it;
even threaten to abort it,
but it’s become too much a part of me now,
and I wonder, What will it look like?
I can only dream.
Will it have my voice?
I can only imagine.
At last, it demands release
and makes its way into the world,
leaving me empty and anxious,
trying to fill the void as I pray
that it will grow to do great things;
patiently waiting to see
how it will be
© 2014 Lois J. Funk
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