I like this poem by Barbara Chaney. I did get Barbara’s permission to publish it in my blog. Here it is:
To My Children
Life’s journey started deep within:
From roots of loving trust you grew,
Firm bound to me by cord of flesh
My every breath linked me to you.
But stronger yet were cords of love,
Unseen, but springing from my heart
Not severed when the flesh was cut.
No blade can slice this bond apart.
I hold your tiny perfect form,
So small, so helpless, needing me.
I marvelled at the miracle,
Can this be really mine? Look. See!
You were the stunning revelation
Of a mystery profound
It reaches back through mist of Time
To me – ’twas joy new found.
No matter where your paths may lead
Or if you cause my heart to ache,
Or shun your roots. Remember this –
The cords of love you will not break.
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