This is a very personal poem. I was 19 when I discovered I was pregnant. I love my son more than life, but at the time I felt very lost and confused. I wrote the poem about two weeks after hearing the news.

This poem originally was published in Sad Poems

Going To Be A Mother
I face the future
Already planned for me
No nothing for me to expect
Thereís nothing to wait and see

For my destiny has been mapped out
I shall have no more youthful days
I shall never feel the thrill again
Of raucous, rebellious ways

I shall rear a child for eighteen years
Maybe even longer
For although Iím still a child myself
Iím going to be a mother

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  • Louise
    omg this is an awesome poem. I had my first child at 15, and my second when i was 18. Im now 21. its been very difficult! i wouldnt have it any other way, i love my 2 kids they are a joy everyday, and always growing! i feel blessed every single day. xo
  • Curlishia
    This is was a great poem i can relate to this because i have had 2 miscarriages and pregnant now.
  • YAHAIRA
    HEY GIRL. I REALLY LIKE THIS POEM. IM ONLY 16 YEARS OLD TURNIN 17 IN MAY 07 ND MA BOYFRIEND IS ONLY 14 YEARS OLD . IM MOST LIKELY GONNA HAVE HIS KID ND THIS POEM REALLY HELPED ME TO THINK ND I REALIZED ALOT. I HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO KEEP IT IF IM PREGNANT CUZ I DONT BELIEVE IN ABORTION AND MY BOYFRIEND IS REALLY HAPPY TO KNOW THAT I COULD BE HAVIN HIZ KID. IM REALLY SCARED THOUGH AND I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO BUT NOW I THINK I KNOW WHAT I HAVE TO DO. ALL MY FRIENDZ LOOK AT ME ADN SAY IM CRAZY ND YOUNG AND THEY ASK ME HOW CAN I BE PREGNANT WITH A GUY I HAVENT BEEN WITH FOR 1 MONTH BUT I DONT REALY CARE. BE GUD MAMA ND DONT WORRY BOUT ANYTHING ULL BE OK ND ULL GET THROUGH IT. TAKE CARE BE EASY.
  • Tammy
    I wished I saw this poem when I got pregnant I am 21 and have 2 kids and lost 3 I lost one at the age of 13 a lil boy plus i lost my daughter's twin at 4 months into the pregnancy then i lost my son's twin at 3 months so I am supposed to have a 9 yr old, 2 8 yr olds, and 2 4 yr olds yup 5 kids at 21 the sad thing is that i have none of them i lost my son and daughter due to lies that there dad said plus my first born's dad passed on April 21,2001 exactly 2years and sum odd months afterour son. well i hope that all young mom's to be or mommy's love their kids unconditionly because the pain you feel when you lose them is unbearable.
  • Alana
    this poem touched me alot because im going the same things, and i feel the same way. i like it alot
  • louise
    this poem is so good, I was 21 and found out i was pregnant with twins and i had broke up with the father this has been the most difficult thing in my life, i felt exactly how you did but it was on the loss of my twins that it made me see id lost the best thing that has happened to me, it was and is still 4 years on the hardest thing to have to say goodbye. i decided not to tell the father i guess in a way to protect him from the hurt that i will live with for the rest of my life, ive made the choice to protect him be it right or wrong. my twins and all ur babies live on forever more there our little rising stars.
  • Ashley
    i love this poem b/c it is what i was thinking i have two wonderful kids i was 16 when i got pregent with my first and she is almost two i didn't get to finish school b/c i had to work to take care of my little girl well now i am getting my GED i also have a wonderful son and i was 19 when i had him it is hard being a single mother at a young age i know all about people downing you talking bad about you but in the end you still have a love that can't be takeing away from you and that is the love of a child i am my childern's hero the one that they look up to it is just the little things that matter to them to let them know that you are there and will never leave there side so i loved the poem keep up the good work
  • Raven
    I think its a wonderful poem because my girlfriend is nineteen and pregnant. However she won't face the hardships considering I'll be there for her.
  • priscilla
    Hey , I think that u writting this poem has changed my thoughts of bieng a mother. I am 18 and am going to be a mother for the second time. My first was when I was 16 and I was d by my cuzin so I didn't know if I should have it or not so he wa adopted and has a great set of perents. I named him peter pan, really. Now I am 3 months pregnant and the father is 30 ,but I love him with all my heart then again I have thoughts saying should I keep this baby. thanxs for writting this poem it changed and opened my eyes. Keep ur head up.
  • suneliz
    im 16 1/2 my birthday is in march but i got pregnant when i was 15 and just had my lil one 8/14/06 your poem reminded me of my self and i would like you to know just keep your head up and belive in your self cuz your not alone thanks 4 reading my comment
  • Anne
    My child, you sure are going to be a mother now, if thos poem is reality! But your youth is not lost! Yes, you have to be responsible now, but you will not believe the love you will hold for that little baby! I am 22, Married, and I have a 3 year old little girl. I cannot imagine life without her! She is so perfect in every way! And each day is a new lesson for me as well as her! I am growing up too! We all are! Even if your 55 with grandbabys, your still growing up too!
  • Rachel
    I understand how you feel. I was 14 years old when I first got pregnant but I was forced to get an abortion. Take good care of your child they're the greatest blessing God could ever give a woman.
  • Danielle
    Hey, this was a really great poem for me! I had my baby boy at the age of 15 and yet the youngest mother i know!I was hard at first. Goin throught all the pain and THOSE 9 MONTHS! But afterwards so so worth it! I am now 17 yrs old and i love my son more than anything and would do anything in the world for him! When my son was born can u believe his sorry ass dad wasnt even there said he wanted no part of this and wasnt his fault. I guess I got myself pregant. huh. lol. Well good luck in future and i wish u and your baby the best in life!
  • ERIKA
    THIS IS A VERY GOOD AND BAD SITUATION I HAVE NEVER EXPERIENCED THIS AND I HOPE I DONT AT THIS AGE. ITS REALLY REALLY NICE TO HAVE A BABY BUT IT WOULD HAVE BEEN MUCH BETTER THE AGE OF 20 AND UP BUT STILL I HOPE ALL YOU PREGNATE GIRLS ALWAYS MAKE THE RIGHT DESICIONES AND NEVER GIVE ABORTION BECAUSE THATS THE MOST TERRIBLE THING A MOTHER CAN DO.
  • Stephanie
    hey i thought that was really good. and i helped me out a little bit so i can see how it's going to be for because im 17 and i just found out that im 4 wks pg. i know thats not far but i been thinkin about a lot of things and how my life is going to change forever. but i think i can handle it if you can i can. Thanx for the poem! :-)
  • Naomi
    Splendid! I'm 21 and though i haven't been a mother yet, I can relate to your poem coz i did have a similar experience in which i thought i was pregnant with my boyfriend's baby. It made me paranoid for a couple of days but luckily I wasn't pregnant. But how u felt in the poem, was exactly what I had felt at that time in my life.
  • Rebekah
    I love this poem, it really opened my eyes, I'm pregnant and I'm scared, but when I read this poem, it opened my eyes thank you
  • Tiffany
    This poem has touched and inspired me for i am 17 years old and i am going to be a mother. I am 8 months pregnant and i feel so depressed and alone right now, i feel i have no one. Just as thnigs seem to get better my baby daddy and i always fall out. I'm about ready to call it a quit between us because he is causing to much stress on me and it's going to affect my child. I want my little girl to grow up with a father but i really can't take it any more.
  • Z
    i relate to this all the way i am only 14 years of age and iam 71/2 mths pregnate. I was thinking of abortion but i couldn't kill something i made. So i decided iam keeping it or should i say "her". My baby's father is 19 and is still in our lives. We are very happy, But iam really scared. Its gonna be hard but i think i can get threw it. its just theres not a right way to be a mother. I myself lost my mother at the age of 9 and my father is not really happy at the fact that iam pregnate. and keeping her. well i just hope what i am writing can help some of ya'll. wait til you love someone to have "sex"
  • jazmine
    unlike you your gonna keep your kid iam 14 and allready had an abortion i wish i can take it back cuz everyday i live with the fact i killed my baby hope every thing goes good and you get what you want
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