Legacy of an Adopted Child
Once there were two women
who never knew each other.
One you do not remember
the other you call Mommy…

Two different lives
shaped to make you one.
One became your guiding star
the other became your sun…

The first one gave you life
the second taught you to live it.
The first gave you a need for love
the second was there to give it…

One gave you a nationality
the other gave you a name.
One gave you a talent
the other gave you aim…

One gave you emotions
the other calmed your fears.
One saw your first sweet smile
the other dried your tears…

One sought for you a home
that she could not provide.
The other prayed for a child
and her hope was not to be denied.

And now you ask me
through your tears…