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I hold her close

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Mother and child out for an early morning stroll, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 

I hold her close, this daughter of mine,
I hold her close to my heart.
Lest something evil tear her away,
Or even tear her apart.
 
The pangs I endured when she was born
Were nothing to me, for love
Hopes and endures and believes all things,
Empowered by God above.

 
Poem © 2017 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Childbirth”

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Mask

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Section of a mural in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


Jerry Kilbride’s haiku about a wheelchair child inspires me to write a new haiku about a child in a mask:

 

the wheelchair child
reaches for bubbles
she just blew

 
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With her magic mask,
a girl sees fiery comets
whooshing through the streets.

 
Haiku in bold and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Carpe Diem: “Inspired by Jerry Kilbride”