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February 7, 1946

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February 7, 1946

Where's my baby?
Bring my baby!
She knew something was wrong
Who did she think she was
To risk having a child at forty-six?
The new love demanded it though
And she had prayed it would be all right
But it wasn't.
That exotic little face
Those almond eyes
The old doctor said put it away
It will never grow, it will never know you
It will be a vegetable.
Leave it where it will get the care it needs...
The care he needs?
I will care for him, he is my son.
I will love him and be proud of his accomplishments.
And he grew, and he loved
And accomplished much
His greatest feat being that of bringing
A family together together
Teaching them how to love
And to be proud of him.

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  1. Date: 2/5/2012 1:50:00 AM
    Wow! Thank you very much. You say such kind words! Thank you Karen. E.J.

  1. Date: 2/5/2012 1:44:00 AM
    Hello You got me here! I don't often get emotional in writes but this is so well written, timed, expressed. Even the title spoke volumes as to the significance of this birth. I felt as though I was welcomed to whitness a very personal beautiful birth where sun and nurture provided the most precious bloom. Thank you Karen

  1. Date: 1/26/2012 12:30:00 PM
    A very strong message here. Most enjoyed reading this.

  1. Date: 1/26/2012 12:02:00 PM
    Wow everyone has found the inspiration to write today even me. Thank you for posting and sharing your poetry with us today. I enjoyed reading it this afternoon. Keep them coming E.J. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/26/2012 6:28:00 AM
    A nicely crafted rather unusual piece.

  1. Date: 1/26/2012 4:44:00 AM
    Thank you Anne Lise. My Uncle Joe was a wonderful role moel!

  1. Date: 1/26/2012 4:32:00 AM
    well done....Home is where your story begins......be together in love....oxox love Anne-Lise