Its a Girl!
I have some news of a personal nature. Most times I write poetry when something occurs in my life which has a profound effect on me. Last week, on the first day of spring [in Australia], my daughter had a baby girl, her first child.
Spring signifies a new beginning for life and what time could be more appropriate that the first day to welcome into the world an absolutely beatuiful being. She is alert, healthy and very loud! Her mother is stunned, mesmerised by the beauty before her. I wrote this poem when Lucie was a few days old and read it to her mother just a few minutes ago. I’d like to share it with you.
She comes, not with a whimper, but a cry,
A brand new life, reach for the sky.
Born of anguish, fear and pain,
Comes to life, once again.
Her mother suffers, love for pain,
her presence surely worth the pain.
Life’s cycle starts over again,
she looks with love, sees not the pain.
What future holds for this girl,
born of love, mind in a whirl.
A gift born of heaven above,
completes the family’s circle of love.
For Lucie, born 1 st September 2009