Stacy’s Story

We are delighted to share Stacy’s expression of living without children.

Stacy has captured her emotions, and her truth in this powerful and moving poem.

Thank you for sharing it with us.


Turned 45

I was still Alive

But a dream had died

I had given up

Which was tough

When the world says it shouldn’t end

I say start a new world view

In which they get a clue

That it’s not the end but a time to begin again

So I grieve the loss

My emotions toss

Hidden out of site

No one checks in, you alright?

No casserole in site

Society says I did not lose

Because I never had

Oh, how wrong they are which is sad

I had hope, a vision, a dream

To love another

to be someone’s mother

So I grieve in silence

My baby’s names

Their laughter and sweet smell

I dwell on what my family could of been

Then I try to begin again


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