Immortal Love

If I could only hold each boy of mine

again as a babe,

I would tell him so much.

How much love he inspires.

How extraordinarily dear he is.

That my life was unalterably

and forever changed by his arrival.

That the joy his birth added to my life

increased the love I have for his Dad,

increased the happiness in my marriage

a hundredfold.

I would kiss each beautiful brow;

each finger, one by one;

smooth down sticky-up hair

and thank both of them 

for the gift of love and immortality.

Ellie Maziekien


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