Monday, July 20, 2015

Stand and Deliver--By Anna-Marie Docherty--Wales

Stand and Deliver

Shot out like a cannon ball
As mother lay there in her bed
Twisted and contorted
Push down hard the nurse had said
Audience at bottom end
Were quick to save the head
What a pair of lungs cried out
Went from purple blue to red
Cleaned up cord cut and swaddled
Poor child's hungry wants be fed
Mum and dad proud as can be
Holding babe that they have bred

Anna-Marie Docherty lives in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK and is often inspired by nature and the world around her. Having been writing poetry now for 4 - 5 years, her works have developed in structure and form as well as using free verse in her writing as she walks this endless art form and creativity in her thirst to further learn. Letting the pen and the muse dictate topic and form both humour, religion, nature or the serious subject might be touched upon therefore keeping the writing fresh and easy to read by those who follow. Writing both as given name above and pen name anaisnais through the net, examples of poems can be found both in Snippets, an anthology of short verse by various international poets, compiled by Karen O'Leary and Patricia Ann Farnsworth-Simpson; also Pink Panther magazine, an anthology written by several poets and artists on feminist issues in our environment and various poems on the internet for taster.


  1. What a beautiful write, the joy of bringing a life into this world. I really enjoyed reading this lovely poem this evening. You surely have found a way to portray your words in an exquisite manner, such a wonderful poem, Great work,


    1. Thank you most kindly Russell, so pleased you enjoyed, how lovely of you to give such a comment. Hope to see you again!

  2. Such tension and a sense of urgency, just as it is. Very well stated in this find poem.

    1. Thank you Michael, it is indeed, thank you for your lovely comment. Hope you will be back soon..

  3. The poem is so wonderful. I have enjoyed the joy and experiences of birth in the poem, well put together.

    Andrew Ntchindi Jere - Malawi

    1. Thank you for your comment Andrew, I am pleased you came by and enjoyed, appreciate your thoughts and hope to see you here again soon,