Hey, I know it’d late but because it’s still April and it’s still Poetry Month, I wanted to share a few more with you if you don’t mind.
You’re suppose to be supportive
When your friend tells you the news
That in nine short months
Their bundle will be due.
But how am I supposed to be joyful
With unexpected news from a friend?
That baby bump she’ll soon cradle
Is how our friendship will end.
Oh, you think I’m being dramatic
I’m making this all about me?
My circle of friends is already small
And I don’t make friendships lightly.
She swears up and down
That nothing between us will change
As much of a relief I want that to be
It also sounds very strange.
Like, she wouldn’t change
Her number one priorty?
She’d put that baby on the back burner
If it meant spending time with me?
Nah, I don’t believe that
I don’t believe that for one second
Any good parent puts their child first
And everyone else can just suck it.
I’ve chosen a childfree life
Which means having childfree friends too
It’s much easier to maintain those relationships
When there isn’t a child in between you.
Yeah, go ahead and call it selfish
I’ve been hearing it for years
But I carved out an intentional life
Children were off the map, free and clear
You’re supposed to be supportive
When a friend enters a new chapter
You just never thought a new chapter
Would kill off your character right after.You’re Supposed to be Supportive (ML Morgan)
Thanks for letting me share! Night!