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Wednesday s Child

Wednesday's Child 

seeds sown in the womb of a barren field
despite repeated failure
hope is the last to die

following heartache, realization 
blessed with an alternative:
the gift of adoption

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A Kimo Theraphy Contest
Hosted by Carol Connell 
© 29th July 2018

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 1/19/2019 12:10:00 AM
A beautiful poem Paul, yes adoption is a certain option and also a kind one. We wanted to adopt a baby when Elias and I got married (2nd marriage) both divorced and have a son each but thought of when the child was twenty and that we would be too old to enjoy him or her. Lovely words, Poetry hugs, Jennifer.
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Paul Callus
Date: 1/19/2019 6:17:00 AM
Adoption can be a blessing. Naturally, nothing can beat having your very own children. Indirectly, considering you have a step-child, you too have adopted. Thank you for your pleasant visit. Have a lovely weekend. Warm regards (+poetry hugs) paul
Date: 8/13/2018 8:29:00 PM
Heartfelt and rendered my friend...great verse's, Paul...love & light...^WW^
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Paul Callus
Date: 8/23/2018 12:35:00 PM
Your complimentary remarks are truly appreciated, WW...thank you. Regards // paul
Date: 8/11/2018 10:58:00 AM
Hi Paul, an excellent Kimo from your golden pen. I wish you all the best in the contest Paul, this is a work that truly touches the readers heart. This is an excellent kimo on the thoughts of adoption. Such joy can be found by all involved. May your pen ever run gold Paul. Have a wonderful Saturday. Your friend always....Mike.
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Paul Callus
Date: 8/11/2018 2:45:00 PM
Thank you, Mike; I always look forward to your feedback. It takes a lot of polishing to keep that pen nib shining:) All the best, my friend. // paul
Date: 8/8/2018 8:55:00 AM
A nice one advocating adoption, Paul:)
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Paul Callus
Date: 8/8/2018 4:47:00 PM
Thank you, Jo. So pleased to have you stopping by:) Regards // paul
Date: 8/5/2018 9:53:00 AM
love this, Paul - I love the way your mind works. Hope it's not too hot in sunny Malta right now - we're having a heatwave in dear old Blighty
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Paul Callus
Date: 8/6/2018 1:28:00 PM
Thank you for the compliments, my friend:) We've had temperatures in the mid-30s, but luckily there is the sea close by and we make good use of it! During the day we keep curtains drawn to keep the sun/heat out...that's what my sister-in-law in England is now copying. Best regards // paul
Date: 8/4/2018 12:35:00 PM
I found your poem to be a unique creative approach to a tragic situation and a profound commentary on hope and adoption. Emile.
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Date: 8/6/2018 1:29:00 PM
Your insightful comments are meaningful and straight to the point, Emile....thank you. Regards // paul
Date: 8/4/2018 9:07:00 AM
any child deserves to live in a safe abode, paul... i turn to this with much delight; my advocacy is children's welfare... huggs
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Paul Callus
Date: 8/6/2018 1:13:00 PM
Advocating children's welfare is laudable, Nette. Thank you for your meaningful comments. Hugs // paul
Date: 8/3/2018 12:03:00 PM
We always remember how fortunate children are when they're adopted, but the adoptive parents share in the blessing. A lovely poem, Paul, and I enjoyed the creative way you used the title. Hugs, Carolyn
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Carolyn Devonshire
Date: 8/23/2018 9:44:00 AM
Hope to see more new work from you, Paul!
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Paul Callus
Date: 8/6/2018 1:00:00 PM
Thank you Carolyn. The blessings of adoption work both ways, mostly the filling of a deep void. Hugs // paul
Date: 8/3/2018 10:44:00 AM
This is fantastic, as in my situation, I can tailor this...I've adopted a more positive attitude (yes it was possible)
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Date: 8/6/2018 12:43:00 PM
Sometimes adoptions come with a complete package, Rhoda! Thank you for the 'like'. Regards // paul
Date: 8/1/2018 12:25:00 PM
i agree with all those fine readers, especially Susan Ashley. "last to die" has the hope it will never do so. Bless you Brother Callus, shalom-shalom in Jesus
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Paul Callus
Date: 8/1/2018 2:46:00 PM
It makes sense to focus on what is positive. Thank you for a lovely visit, Irene! Shalom to you too // paul
Date: 7/31/2018 10:27:00 PM
Oh, Paul, your meaningful poem is written with tender finesse and beautiful imagery. The gift of hope is given and received in more than one way as your lovely poem so clearly shows.. Best wishes for a win! Warmest wishes and hugs my enchanting friend.. ~Susan
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Paul Callus
Date: 8/1/2018 2:41:00 PM
Thank you, Susan; your lovely feedback is a poem in itself! Your support and friendship are honestly appreciated, my dear friend. Warm regards & Hugs // paul
Date: 7/31/2018 12:40:00 AM
A beautifully penned, meaningful verse, Paul. If hope is not lost, everything is possible. Best wishes for the contest. T.J
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Paul Callus
Date: 7/31/2018 12:21:00 PM
Thank you for reading and commenting so favourably, Teppo. Regards // paul
Date: 7/30/2018 10:59:00 AM
This a very meaningful with great imagery write Paul, Good luck in the contest. Congratulations on your collaborating win, Paul, with Carolyn "Living in Isolation", nicely done. Hugs Eve
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Paul Callus
Date: 7/30/2018 4:22:00 PM
Thank you, Eve. I read your lovely collaboration with Victor.....a deserved win...congratulations! Hugs // paul
Date: 7/29/2018 9:59:00 PM
And how wonderful it is for both...the parent and adopted child..A lovely poem...
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Paul Callus
Date: 7/30/2018 1:58:00 AM
Thank you for liking and commenting, Arturo. Have a nice day! // paul
Date: 7/29/2018 8:29:00 PM
Superb Kimo Paul! So many couples try for years and then finally adopt. That is usually when they get pregnant! I loved your beautiful stirring poem! : )
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Paul Callus
Date: 7/30/2018 1:57:00 AM
Thank you, Connie. And, yes, you are right...I know of some cases where pregnancy occurred after adoption, perhaps due to a calmer state of mind! Regards // paul
Date: 7/29/2018 5:57:00 PM
this is just beautiful, paul! i know someone going through the heartache now and i hope she and her husband come to that realization...
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Paul Callus
Date: 7/30/2018 1:52:00 AM
Thank you, Ilene. Clinging to eternal hope is not always the best solution! There comes a time when one has to face reality. Regards // paul
Date: 7/29/2018 4:58:00 PM
You focus on the positive..a wonderful take on the theme, Paul.
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Paul Callus
Date: 7/29/2018 5:16:00 PM
So it is, Vijay...situations where positivity is important. Thank you for stopping by. Regards // paul
Date: 7/29/2018 4:55:00 PM
wow, that was a brilliant idea, Paul, and I love how you put Wednesday's child as the title. GREAT symbolism.
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Paul Callus
Date: 7/29/2018 5:14:00 PM
I love your reaction, Andrea. Thank you!! Best regards // paul
Date: 7/29/2018 4:51:00 PM
oh what an uplifting poem Paul - you give the gift of hope to both parents and child:-) hugs jan xx
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Paul Callus
Date: 7/29/2018 5:13:00 PM
Thank you, Jan; you read it to perfection! Goodnight & Hugs // paul