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To The Prodigal Child

If I could deliver myself to you 

on a silver blanket

that is flouting on a lofty cloud 

with wine and cheese and all that you please

and NYC nights and summer lights

 
that will be my gift


If I could comfort the pain 

that stretches through your thoughts

and holds your hands heavy 

to your head

 
that will be my wish


If you lack the guidance and strength

in sheer loneliness 

to make right decisions

my strength and any wisdom 

that I have encountered

 
will be your wings of flight


The moment that you face inequity 

injustice

raw hatred 

of what I created you to be


I will be your warrior


If at the moment of sheer question 

of our Universe

of our God

overwhelms your very being

Unable to take any more


Lie still

 
I will go in your place

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 10/26/2018 9:19:00 AM
What a profound piece this is expressing the deep unconditional love for a child! I am a mother and I can definitely ditto these well-expressed sentiments! Superbly wonderful! Love and hugs. Pandita
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Gabrielle Jordan
Date: 10/26/2018 9:33:00 AM
Hi Pandita, yes the undying attachment that we have for our children is raw and beautiful. Thanks so much!
Date: 10/23/2018 10:03:00 AM
Wow. This is powerful- I was especially captivated by the lines: "The moment that you face inequity/ injustice/ raw hatred/ of what I created you to be/ I will be your warrior"... We need more people in this world with these ideals! Very moving and inspiring poem! ;)
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Gabrielle Jordan
Date: 10/26/2018 9:34:00 AM
Rhona you are wonderful! Thanks my friend!
Date: 10/22/2018 11:30:00 AM
You expressed a deep deep love in your write...it's beautiful...All the best my friend
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Gabrielle Jordan
Date: 10/26/2018 9:35:00 AM
Arturo, thank you!!!