My hope for you

Poetry speaks to our minds and hearts and is meant to communicate more than the sum of its words. It is an apt expression of our walk with the Lord. I encourage you to forward this link to those you love. I pray this poetry leads you into reflection and prayer but I also want to start a conversation. You, too, have something to share with others-not only in person, but also here. Your experience is yours to give away to build up and learn from others in the Body of Christ. Share the word that you hear, the experiences you have lived. We are all part of the New Evangelization.If you also want to contact me by email, feel free: genefirn@yahoo.com

Table of contents: October 7, 2012

Monday, November 15, 2010

The Daughter

bewildered
torn from safety
Love's unfailing acceptance
now glows
Face to face
from my heart's beloved Creator
knowledge infused history's Presence
through the veil of life's sharp end
a view of what might have been is
seen from Height's advantage
the maternal bond
broken and despised by
death's dark decision
was a rejection without defense
for I was judged unfit to live
despite having my mother's eyes
to why's obsessive enigma
no reason is enough
to toss innocence away
nor justify my demise
as two now bear
the choice of one
yet though unintended
that portal brought
eternal life
in an instant
as well as
maturity's measure
all debt captured
by Another's choice
which ushered-in
this free domain
now her soul
I bear
to Mercy's throne
pleading for union's healing
and a turning back-
love's longing painful cry-
hoping, in peace, joy and body new
with every tear wiped away
to be reunited once more
but this time
in my mother's arms

Reflection/Discussion:
-How is the daughter portrayed as a person?
-How does the daughter show forgiveness?
-Is the hope offered realistic? Why/not?
-How would this poem help a post-abortion Mom?
-How would this poem help a Mom thinking of aborting her child?
-How does the poem affect you?
-In your own words, explain the poem.