Black Poetry : The Gift

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  1. HSF Moe

    HSF Moe Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The subject is a friend's daughter--an 8 year old who almost didn't get here. I'm going to leave it at that. Her name is "Zori"....

    Delivered on a glass platter​
    hovered between the heavens and the Earth​
    suspended by a silk string​
    carried the weight of her world​
    like the whispers of a soft violin,​
    strands stretched from Michelangelo's brush​
    to the veins on her tiny ankle​
    played​
    a music barely audible from beyond silent prayers and incubator breaths​
    of that lonely room—​
    it rejoiced as well as cried a distressed, desperate wish:​
    I'll do anything.

    she barely recognized the clear umbilical lifeline that fed her​
    quite different from the last​
    they both lead to a bag but...​
    the last one was warm​
    this one's cold?​
    taught her how fragile​
    the outside world is​
    and it's asking if she'll stay​
    suspended in the brittle balance of all we take for granted​

    see, she's just happy to be here​
    if only she knew​
    unaware of the stressful struggle​
    the battle she fought during the dawn​
    in that cold and sterile, unforgiving mausoleum​
    where she dared to arrive before they said she should​
    and she finds the sun warmer​
    the water sweeter​
    the music more soothing​
    she knows life is a much better place​
    where that glass coffin that became her throne​
    was quietly caressed in the strong, powerful palms​
    of God himself​
    and He gave her undignified arrival​
    a welcome party that's never ending​
    she enjoys her luck-zorious life​
    winking back at Him, she sings:​
    I made it!

    And so she did....

    The Gift
    © 2010
    He Spit Fire
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    awesome.......poetic scribe
     
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    the gift of life through HIS deliverance is a wonderful thing...one that cannot be ignored, or down played, or degraded by the pettiness of silly things. it should be treasured for the gift it is...and forever appreciated. i'm sure your friend's daughter will appreciate this, and you, in time.

    it's always wonderful to read about life.

    the river floweth.
     
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