“Storm Drain Baby”

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This ‘event’ happened a few years ago in Atlanta.




Yesterday a baby was born,

Placed in a storm drain

To die by a father who wasn’t.

Three days of heavy rain

Washed the Blood of this Lamb

Into the sea.


He was found, expected to live

And died,

His short life measured in scant public



The 19 year old father said as they

Led him away:

“It was a miscarriage gone wrong.”


The rain continues today

Rushing down streets

To storm drains,

Making a gurgling sound.



Jane Kohut-Bartels

Copyrighted, 2017-18

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3 Responses to ““Storm Drain Baby””

  1. ladynyo Says:

    Thank you, Lascronic, it is hard to read, even now after 4 years.


  2. kanzensakura Says:

    I remember your originally posting this. It broke me heart to read this. Stupid people.


  3. ladynyo Says:

    Hi Kanzensakura! Yes, this is not a new poem. It still breaks my heart to read, too. And yes, stupid people.


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