Birth

A newborn
conceived and brought into this world
the result of a myriad of circumstances
utterly dependent and exposed
vulnerable
defenseless

a half blank slate
written on by genetics
born out of God’s own heart
slipped into a world
that will write this child’s history

eyes that will see
ears that will hear
skin that will be touched
a mind to be filled
a heart ready
a soul to be fed

a newborn
placed in our care
sacred responsibility
worthy of our best
open to our worst
trusting
trusting

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