Guest Writer Spot

My Guest Writer Spot gives writers the opportunity for their  work to be seen and read by others. I’m happy to accept stories, poems, articles – in fact, anything and everything. All you have to do is make sure your prose is no longer than 2000 words and your poems no more than 40 lines. If you would like some of your writing to be featured on my blog, please contact me here or by e-mail: esthernewton@virginmedia.com

My guest writer this week is Traci Aina. She’s sent me some amazing poems, which I’m going to feature in this slot today and in future weeks. Here’s what she has to say about herself:

Hi, I’m Traci.  I am a beginner writer, wife and mother of two.  As well as writing, my passions are literature, travelling, yoga and meditation.

Here is her first poem:

Another Baby Mother

Another Baby Mother walking down the street,
Just turned eighteen but her face is so bleak.
Robbed of her youth, robbed of her time,
And from her deep pit of misery she tries to climb.

The pushchair is heavy, laden with shopping,
It’s raining heavily, no time for stopping.
She sees two of her old school friends,
Laughing and care-free
But she’s tied down with a baby,
Now how could this be?

Struggling on the poverty line,
The estate where she lives is riddled with crime.
Alone in her flat, the baby is crying,
At times like this, she feels like dying.

The doorbell rings,
Could it be the baby’s father?
She opens the door – she owes her neighbour a fiver.

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