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Twice Born

 Lungs fill with air

A newborn cry announces,

“I am I.

I am here.”


Severed cord

Limbs flail.

Where are you?

I am helpless, afraid.


Separated by a Sophie’s choice

Mother, child divided

May never meet again.

Selfish or selfless?



Whose fault?

Not yours cherished child



Empty hands, reaching hands

Tears flow in parallel rivers

Sorrow and joy

Into the ocean of time and possibility.

               -Gayle Swift


Comments on: "Twice Born" (1)

  1. One of the great bittersweet moments in a life. Well said.

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