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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


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


We considered our future.

Hand in hand, we planned.

Roll forward several years

Those young men, reborn again

Gratefully, I received prerogative rights to



There’s no greater gift that could uplift

My future, except to share in theirs.

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