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the weather was below zero 
all the windows covered in snow 

the year was nineteen sixty three
everyone gathered around in wait for me

mom's belly was full and oh so tight
small cousins peeked pushed and began to fight

an aunt said you kids please leave the room
mom's face was scared and full of gloom

she knew this baby would be born at home 
the entire family were there she wasn't alone

towels and blankets all at her feet
she turned on her knees and pushed me on a sheet

with no where to go in all of this snow
proud dad passed out cups of hot cocoa

the cocoa was sweet a light shade of brown
people gathered outside from all over town 

dad looked at my skin and came up with a name 
everyone laughed he said this is not a game

she's so sweet skin so brown i already know
that my new daughter's name is now cocoa

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  1. Date: 12/17/2013 1:09:00 PM
    - Thanks for all the beautiful poems you have shared with me this year, Yolanda - I wish you a beautiful and peaceful Christmas! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)