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A Miracle (A post to my own challange)

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hoot_owl_rn
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0 posted 01-02-2000 08:36 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

A Miracle

I held a miracle
in my hands,
and watched
as life began.

My lungs
cried for air
as I waited
for you
to take your first breath.

My ears
listened
and my heart rejoiced
as you
took that first cry.

My eyes
beheld frailty
and shed tears of joy
as your tiny eyes
opened, to see me,
for the first time.

My hands
shook
as your tiny hand
reached
to clasp my finger.

And in my hands,
in the miracle of your birth...
I held love.



 "I am nothing special, of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts and I've led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I've loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me , this has always been enough." ~Nicholas Sparks from The Notebook



[This message has been edited by hoot_owl_rn (edited 01-02-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Ruth Kephart - All Rights Reserved
Tara Simms
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1 posted 01-02-2000 08:44 PM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms

Oh, Ruth.  The picture compliments the poem so well.  They both speak to my heart. I have tears running down my face right now.  Absolutely beautiful!

 It matters not how strait the gate;
How charged with punishments the scroll;
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
--W.E. Henley


Balladeer
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2 posted 01-02-2000 08:46 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

So precious, Ruth. Definitely a picture of a thousand words.
DreamEvil
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3 posted 01-02-2000 08:47 PM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Well damn this one makes me misty-eyed Ruth.

I have witnessed this miracle 4 times and each time it has proven to me that miracles DO happen!


 Now and forever, my heart hears ~one voice~.
DreamEvilŠ
-------------------------------------------------------
"Either kill me or take me as I am,
because I'll be damned if I ever change..."

Count Donatien Alphonse Francois de Sade
(Marquis de Sade)

Denise
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4 posted 01-02-2000 08:51 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Beautiful, Ruth! I side with everything in life is a miracle! And birth is at the top of the list! I love the picture!

 Denise

Elizabeth Santos
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5 posted 01-02-2000 09:03 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

The birth still fresh in my mind,
this poem says it all
So beautiful, Ruth
Liz
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6 posted 01-02-2000 10:30 PM       View Profile for First__Knight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for First__Knight

My my Ruth.....your a Atom bomb...Just wnen I think you have reached your top....you blow it all away and rape my landcape clean and I find my self standing there wondering where it all went again.  They say the after shock is the most powerful....so I can't wait for that....Until then I will know better and keep my head down as you get better and better  

 Being in love with someone is more than just saying "I love you"


hoot_owl_rn
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Tara, Dream, Elizabeth, Denise & Balladeer...thank you all. I absolutely loved the picture and thought if nothing else, it needed to be shared  

David...that's quite a compliment...not sure if I'm deserving of it or not, but thank you  
Tamera
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Hoot,
What a picture! And your poem is yet another amazing piece of work! Yes, I have tears, again!  
Tamera
jaxjoy
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9 posted 01-03-2000 05:34 PM       View Profile for jaxjoy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jaxjoy

Beautiful piece.  I especially liked the lines:

My eyes
beheld frailty
and shed tears of joy
as your tiny eyes
opened, to see me,
for the first time
hoot_owl_rn
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Thank you Tamera and jaxjoy  
RainbowGirl
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11 posted 01-03-2000 08:17 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Hoot:...Hmmmm, what can I say apart from both the picture, your words put together with the images in my mind, made me cry..

HUSG

 Don't ask me where I'm going, just listen when I'm gone and far away you'll hear me singing softly to the dawn.

hoot_owl_rn
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Thanks RG  ...sorry, didn't mean to make you cry  
Dark Angel
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13 posted 01-04-2000 06:02 AM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Ruth, this is beautiful, broought tears to my eyes.  

 What comes from the heart goes to the heart.
Samuel Coleridge


Nate Dogg
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14 posted 01-04-2000 06:43 PM       View Profile for Nate Dogg   Email Nate Dogg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nate Dogg's Home Page   View IP for Nate Dogg

You have a brilliant mind Hoot and great poem!

 Nathan
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15 posted 01-04-2000 07:54 PM       View Profile for moonmoon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for moonmoon

Gosh, I am so glad I didnt miss this one.  The picture and the poem compliment each other so well.  And what a great job you have done in tugging at our heart strings..!!!

***BRAVO*** girlfriend..
hoot_owl_rn
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DA, NateDog and Moonmoon....thank you  
Pepper
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Well, it doesn't get much better than this Ruth...
Breathtakingly beautiful..
I especially like the lines
"My lungs cried for air as I waited for you to take your first breathe."
and
"And in my hands,in the miracle of your birth....I held love."

 A soul that writes from the heart and shares it, truly gives a gift extraordinaire!
Shannon


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18 posted 01-04-2000 10:57 PM       View Profile for Bojopy   Email Bojopy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bojopy

I was not sure I should even read this one....... Thank God I did it was a complete masterpiece!!!!! Is there other pictures on here to write about??


 


Martie
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19 posted 01-04-2000 10:58 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Beautiful Ruth!

 In the dew of little things,
the heart finds its morning
and is refreshed.
(ee cummings)
hoot_owl_rn
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Bijopy...thank you...and in answer to your question....there are lots of challanges to write about under poetry challange

Pepper....you're a dear, thank you  

Martie...thanks  
Severn
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21 posted 01-05-2000 12:40 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Wow Ruth, this is stunning in its simple grace and love. Beautiful I think your poems should adorn the walls of where you work - what d'ya reckon?

K

 '...I want to be free - free to know people and their backgrounds - free to move to different parts of the world...' Sylvia Plath
hoot_owl_rn
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Severn, I am seriously considering it with this one...thanks for the idea  
Echo Rhayne
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23 posted 01-05-2000 05:30 AM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

Ruth, geez ok just make my reply to the challenge look horrid =o)  But then again, tis a whole different image portrayed in my mind.  Quite a beautiful poem about a wonderous thing such as a miracle!!  *clap clap clap*  Brought tears to my eyes as well!


 ~*~ ^i^ ~*~ Love is such a lonely art, and death is but a taste. Minds are merely instruments that often go to waste! ~*~ ^i^ ~*~
manalive325
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24 posted 01-07-2000 02:01 PM       View Profile for manalive325   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for manalive325

Ruth, wow, as you can see by all the replies, this one struck a real chord. I'm glad I came back and found it. Being in healthcare like you, I have seen and experienced this in many forms. But, you have a way of bringing it to the moment. Thanks
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