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Ultrasound of an Unborn Child

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Ultrasound of an Unborn Child

We saw the ultrasound of your unborn child
Early this morning, still awakening 
When at the speed of light
It raced across the internet finding its way
Into our home and hearts.
Your mother began to cry and I 
Was stunned and stupefied 
At the reality of it all, remembering when 
You were one time just so small.
I wondered about all the unseen and inexplicable forces 
Conspiring and converging to create this new life
Inside you now.  I wonder how 
Time could have raced away so rapidly leaving
All those yesterdays turn to dust 
While you grew up in front of us.
Thankfully, as the infinitesimally small 
Photographic figure in this ultrasound shows, something 
Of our hopes, dreams and love grows
Like fruit of the vine and nectar  
Of God’s eternal sea of goodness and grace shining
Down on our humanity.  
This evening when the sun sinks low
We’ll still be aglow with thoughts of you 
No longer one but two
Hearts beating together 
In rhyme and rhythm.  Your mother and I 
Could never be happier for you and this new found 
Miracle we’ve been given.    


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  1. Date: 11/24/2014 11:28:00 AM
    Life is beautiful!! Giving life is a miracle that is wrapped in emotions. You pass on your thoughts and happiness with excellent lines. // I am peeping at one of your past poems too...very impressed. // paul

  1. Date: 11/9/2012 4:22:00 PM
    This is a celebration of life and rejection of abortion Terry which seems to be all the rage today. It takes some tender insight to offer a gem like this to make us feel good about that miracle called life. In Jeremiah 1:4 Before I formed you in the belly I knew you; before you came forth out of the womb I sanctified you! Love, Lizzie

    wesley Avatar elizabeth wesley
    Date: 11/9/2012 4:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    By the way, re your remarks on "You" - I'm beyond children but not a man
  1. Date: 11/9/2012 11:42:00 AM
    I am not a pro on any form of poetry but...I know when I read a poem if I have enjoyed it. Now I have read yours and I have indeed enjoyed it Terrell. I wish you a wonderful weekend and hope you find much inspiration to continue with your writing endeavors. Love, Carol