Nine months before I was issued a birth certificate
Nine long months before I freed you from my insistent weight
Nine months, some of nausea while your body tried to reject me
Nine months of accepting your fate with love
Nine months of hard work for you my mother
Nine months, and still you’ve never turned your back on me.
Nine months and I came out crying you saw the years of work ahead.
Nine months had passed, yet you still loved me through the pain.
Now I’ve become a man,
will fight for my children,
give my life for them,
but I will forever be jealous
of the nine months
I could never give them.