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March 30, 2004

Can you not see?

I am alive
I have a name
My hands and feet
clench and stretch.
My eyes are blue and my hair a mahogany brown.
Dimpled cheeks and motherís hands.
I have an in-y,
not an out-y just like dadís.
And a pinky finger longer than most, just like grandmaís.
A laugh and cry and sigh and song to sing.

I am alive
Can you not see?
Hidden behind the veil of tissue and warmth

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Thanks to Marsupial Mom, Tulip Girl and Carmon for posting my poem, Can you not see? on their sites. Carmon added a new stanza to the poem: I am alive. Why can't the sound of 40 million heartbeats silenced drown... [Read More]

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I saw that post; it was a good one.

Posted by: Michelle at March 30, 2004 03:56 AM

It's so beautiful and so sad. I read this last night, then thought of it when I crawled into bed with my 4 month old. As he found me in his sleep to nurse, and curled his strong little hands around my finger, slurping and snuffling and squeezing my hand, I thought, "He was this beautiful and this human months ago, at an age when other babies are being ripped apart by an abortion." The horrible visual thought that came then, of someone ripping apart my beautiful baby, so reviled me I had to turn my mind away, it was just too horrible. I held him more close, treasuring him.

Posted by: AutMom at March 31, 2004 06:45 AM

Thinking of the little one in my womb. This is such a beautiful piece. Thanks for sharing.

Posted by: Thia at April 3, 2004 11:05 PM

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