Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Birth in a threatening world

Her mother moaned for fourteen hours
her father breathed with every breath
their Mila lept into a world of
welcoming love
                       at least inside the circle
of their home
while outside the venom of bigotry
brought military materiel through
blockades, secretly
to anniliate the country of
her ancestors
and the courage of love and its
meaning lept beyond the barbed
wire and the political and military
into a bassinette and a change-table
and a piece of  her father's abstract art that
magnetically drew her eyes
and I felt my own hope and courage
grow, again
and life was renewed in God's eyes
once again!

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