At The Beginning Of A New Life - Poem by Gert Strydom
When we were in love, full of love on the beach
walking around on honeymoon, with happy people everywhere
to me her eyes were shining like stars
with a sign on her finger as my pledge.
When the seed took root in her
becoming human, for her there is a whole territory
that stretched into the future,
I see obligations appearing from nowhere.
She knows that in our love and passion lays new life,
have got dreams and images that she wants to be concrete
knows that there’s a heritage in chromosomes
that something precious lies in her pelvis.
When there is turbulence in her abdomen
she is joyfully aware of new life,
to her love becomes reality,
to us it is the blessing on our union.
We are wondering if it will be
a he or she
coming into our lives
and with the pregnancy we are ecstatically happy.
Where you are now safe in her,
without any worries
destiny is already determining
your future without any pity.
Where we as humans are mortal
you are becoming an antipode against this sentence
the knowledge that we are continuing in existence
comes as light against the eternal darkness.
You grow without fear and want to be born,
want to come into the world
as life and destiny determines,
to leave us speechless with your first cries and laughter.
That we bring you into a sinful world
where hardship, pain and suffering abounds
we cannot change, even with the greatest love,
but we know that His love reaches through everything.
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