The Calluses can be found on Page 2 part one of Akiane’s book of poems My Dream Is Bigger Than I Memories of Tomorrow. “You will need your own copy of this book to view the full text of this poem. I limit quotes for the purpose of discussion and to follow copyright guidelines that allows for limited quotes.”
“…A reader is invited to figure out who “I” and “YOU” are in each story…” Akiane Kramarik The I in this poem is the voice of an unborn child lamenting their untimely death. This poem speaks about not being able to find love in their own strength this is mentioned in the first stanza. The second stanza talks about not being able to feel his/her steps. The third stanza fills me with sorrow for in it describes unspeakable pain. The voice in the third stanza talks about covering their scalded face and the fourth stanza the child says “I see so clearly through my fall” etc. Akiane Kramarik with wisdom beyond her years states in her book “…A reader is invited to figure out who “I” and “YOU” are in each story…” Thank you for this Akiane. For this reader the I in these poems is the voice of the child lamenting their suffering and death untimely in manner since they could have been allowed to live. Look at the words unborn babies cannot feel their own steps neither can they find love on their own. They are helpless and defenceless at the Mercy of their mothers and modern man. The womb was once a safe haven for children. Today this is no longer the case thanks to surgical abortion and contraception and other abortifacients.