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Humbled (A challange from Saxoness)

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hoot_owl_rn
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Saxoness recieved an email from her sister "that included a mind blowing picture. It was a story about a pregnant mother who's child had spina bifida. The child would die unless he recieved a new type of surgery in which the doctor would operate while he was still inside the womb. Well, the doctor performed a C-section and made a small incision in the womb...and right before he began to operate...that small 21 week old baby stuck his perfectly formed hand out and grasped the doctors finger. A picture was taken at that moment...and it came out perfectly clear. It was the most breathtaking thing I've ever seen."
The challenge she issued to echo was to write a poem...from the perspective of the doctor in that very moment. (I hope you don't mind that I went with this too Saxoness...it was just to great to pass up...for I too saw that photo)

Humbled

My steady hands hold the knife;
well practiced, well learned,
and I stand at the brink
of science at its finest.
Today I make history.

One quick cut, and blood flows
in a gentle stream
upon an abdomen
where life resides within.
I break the barrier,
between our world and another,
going where no other doctor
has ever been.

As the damn of amniotic fluid
is broken and I smile
at my greatness,
one tiny hand
reaches out
to grasp mine.

In one breathless moment,
Iím reduced to humility.




 At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet. ~Plato
© Copyright 2000 Ruth Kephart - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 01-22-2000 12:11 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Words fail me...just the thought of seeing this gives me chills..then to read the poem enhances the feeling of witnessing one of God's miracles...thank you, Ruth!
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I'm sure it was a greatly humbling moment.
Wonderful poem, Ruth!  

Denise
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WELP, I give up LoL, HECK of a lot better than mine came out =)  Very beautiful Ruth!!  

 ~*~ ^i^ ~*~ Love is such a lonely art, and death is but a taste. Minds are merely instruments that often go to waste! ~*~ ^i^ ~*~


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The image of the tiny hand is so clear in my mind. What wonders in that very moment! Very well written!-SEA
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5 posted 01-22-2000 02:45 PM       View Profile for Saxoness   Email Saxoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Saxoness

This blows my mind every time I even think of it. Ruth, I'm thrilled that you took up the challenge as well. Bravo! I think these poems should be included with the photo. Thank you!
It's truly a beautiful piece.


 "Glory remains unaware of my neglected dwelling where alone
I sing my tearful song which has charms only for me."

-Charles Brugnot

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Exquisite Ruth.....seeing the picture in my minds eye and knowing the story...and then your words...
Oh, my dear....thank you...

 A soul that writes from the heart and shares it, truly gives a gift extraordinaire!
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Saxoness....If you still have this picture, I'd really like a copy and than you for the challange  

PDV, Denise, echo, Sea and pepper...thank you all  


 At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet. ~Plato
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Ruth this is spectacular! What a miracle to behold!

 <*\\\><
Where there is faith,
there is love.
Where there is love,
there is peace.
Where there is peace,
there is GOD.
Where there is GOD,
there is no need.

Hallmark


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9 posted 01-22-2000 11:12 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

I'd love to see this picture!  Can someone put it with these poems?
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This is chilling , What a wonderful site to see , wow is all I can say
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11 posted 01-23-2000 12:23 AM       View Profile for First__Knight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for First__Knight

I stand humbled in your sight and talent my love.....Truely amazing

 Drive it like you stole it...LOL And another thing...When I rev my engine I want people to think the world is coming to a end....hehehe

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This story and poem are so amazing!
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