Frank Lisa IndiRa Francesca Roger Platt Cornish Martin


! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Circle of Life*


It felt like a sparrow
in my rugby-gloved hands
this lighter than whisper breath
in my trembling hand
I rummaged drawers of my mind
I struggled with the accounts with God
To see one right entry
That shifted balance of divinity
In my pan …
Love this uneven divinity
And more than that love myself
For loving you

* took me 9 ½ years to articulate this feeling; that gripped me when I held my firstborn for first time

Submitted: Thursday, July 02, 2009

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  • Walterrean Salley (6/16/2012 8:54:00 PM)

    A n awesome tribute, with the deepest sentiments, for your firstborn. Love it. For the contents and creativity alone - 10. (Report) Reply

  • Linda Ori (9/13/2009 12:57:00 PM)

    A soulfelt, beautifully expressed, unconditional love. You have taken an indescribable moment and described it perfectly! Well done!

    Linda (Report) Reply

  • Marieta Maglas (8/30/2009 10:59:00 AM)

    excellent simile:
    ''It felt like a sparrow
    in my rugby-gloved hands''
    excellent lyric poem, thank you for sharing.....................10+++++++ (Report) Reply

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