TO GIVE BUT NOT LET GO

Give
give him
she gave him
she gave him life
but she couldn’t keep him.
Give
give him
she gave him
she gave him a name
but she couldn’t call him.
Give
give him
she gave him
she gave him something better
she gave him something brighter.
Give
give him
she gave him
she gave him that forever 
she gave him that forever after.
Give
give him
give him up
she gave him life
and he gave her thanks.
Hold
hold him
she held him
she held him once
before they took him.
Him
her son
he; her boy
he; who was her baby
he; who was her sacrifice.
Give
give him
she gave him
she gave him up
but she never let him go.

 

All Words and sketches by Damien B. Donnelly

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2 thoughts on “TO GIVE BUT NOT LET GO

    1. deuxiemepeau

      Thank you Jacqueline, I’m glad you liked it. As an adopted child, the greatest thing I can say is thank you to the women who gave me life and gave me up in the hope for a better life for me to lead. I guess it’s a thank you to every woman who had to make that sacrifice.

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