top of page

The Greatest Gift

A child-shaped void in our lives

This woman, my wife, could not carry life

Unable to bear the fruits of our love.

Not her fault

Mine,

Seedless as a Naval orange.

Brokenhearted, we parted.


Roll forward several years

This woman hereto became my love.

Already a mum, could I think of

Her boys as

Mine,

We considered our future.

Hand in hand, we planned.


Roll forward several years

Those young men, reborn again

Gratefully, I received prerogative rights to

Grandchildren,

Mine,

There’s no greater gift that could uplift

My future, except to share in theirs.


1 view0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Comments

Rated 0 out of 5 stars.
No ratings yet

Add a rating
bottom of page