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Gabriel

Gabriel, hands clenched in tiny fists:
a boxer's stance,
prepared, in utero, for this cold world
of happenstance,
I see your fuzzy image on the ultrasound
and know: I am already lost,
despite the pain of love and
heartache's cost.

Gabriel, tiny feet kicking:
come out fighting,
prepared for a world that may be
less than inviting,
I will protect you like a lion
guards her cub,
I am frightened and awed by the
depth of my love.

Gabriel, child of my child,
firstborn of firstborn,
you've mended my heart that
was so wounded, and torn.

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  1. Date: 5/23/2010 9:02:00 PM
    What a wonderful poem, I love the lines.. "I am frightened and awed by the depth of my love"... nothing like a baby to mend a heart..

  1. Date: 5/23/2010 8:59:00 PM
    A wonderful tribute with apt images

  1. Date: 5/23/2010 8:21:00 PM
    Very nice images, and a touching tribute towards your love and fear of this child's future. Excelllent. Chris.

  1. Date: 5/23/2010 1:26:00 PM
    A very heartfelt tribute, Danielle. He has brought much welcome joy to your life. Best wishes, Carolyn

  1. Date: 5/23/2010 12:00:00 PM
    Beautiful tribute, a testimony of unconditional love - rgds Wilma

  1. Date: 5/23/2010 11:50:00 AM
    A wonderful poem. We just lost another little one who did not make it into the world. One in Sept. and one on Fri. It was my birthday and my son phoned with the sad news.. I am so happy for you. Your love already shines for this new little one. God Bless all of you. Phyl

  1. Date: 5/23/2010 11:11:00 AM
    This is a moving tribute to your sweet grandchild, Daniellel! I know the feeling of such love.......I'm so happy for you to have this gift of a firstborn...from your firstborn...how wonderful!