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Mystery and History

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Mystery and History

A terrible earthquake rocked
Bidding adieu left us shocked

Rescuers worked on the third day
Looking exhausted and in dismay

Suddenly mixed feelings filled the air
When they lifted two up the metal stair

Shielded from the falling fragments 
Embraced and protected within a mother’s garment

Wrapped in a carcass that offered comfort
A live six month-old baby girl put her effort

She moved having been suckled on that fateful day
By her mother who had entered the unknown gateway

Only this could have crammed her mind
Let me die so that they could find

My child alive; my child must live 
So, she breast-fed until alive

One could compare her love to a mystery
Her life after death is but history

Tears trickle from stony hearts
Also from those carrying debris in their carts

Like a mother longing to hug her child
Our Creator waits to embrace us His child

He can pick us up from any rubble
And in us can make joy bubble

Copyright © esther robinson

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  1. Date: 4/19/2011 2:15:00 AM
    An excellent piece!.... 7

  1. Date: 4/28/2009 12:27:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it into the semi finals. Wishing you the best of luck in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/20/2009 4:21:00 PM
    Beautifully written here Esther ... was this based on a true event? Astounding and so true that we are all a Child of God. Very well deserved selection to be a feature this week at the Soup. Congratulations to you!!

  1. Date: 2/17/2009 12:01:00 PM
    Congratulations on "Mystery And History" being featured this week. Sometime we just have to wonder. God Bless, Esther. Vince

  1. Date: 2/16/2009 4:24:00 PM
    Moving reflection. I really like the message of the last two lines. Blessings to you for sharing this poem with us. Congratulations on having it featured. Karen

  1. Date: 2/16/2009 6:20:00 AM
    Esther - congratulations on having your poetry featured this week - God Bless, MJ