Friday, 21 March 2008

Poem to adopted chinese daughters

It's Easter holiday time and opportunity for me to spend lots of quality time with our two lovely daughters! I came across this very moving poem today whilst browsing a website for adopted kids with our own adopted daughters Jenny and Lucy.

Once there were two women
who never knew each other.
One you do not remember,
the other you call Mother.

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 body
the other helped you to grow.

One gave you a talent,
the other taught you what you know.

One gave you emotions,
the other calmed your fears.

One saw your first sweet smile,
the other dried your tears.

One found a home for you
that she could not provide.

The other prayed for a child;
her hope was not denied.

nd now you ask me,
through your tears,
the age-old question
unanswered through the years.
This place or your birth place –
which are you a daughter of?
Both of them my darling –
and two different kinds of love. (Anon)



Anonymous said...

The poem is beautiful. I'll copy and post it up on a parenting board I'm a member of.


Dj Macdonald said...

Thanks Fiona. I find the poem quite moving. Some of the questions raised in the poem are very similar to some of the enquiries we have had from our two. Donald