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O Child Of Mine...(a reflection)
by JMS Bell
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.
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...I think it fitting that in my sixty fifth year of life...that I share with AD a small piece of my beginnings...and I'm proud to say...the babe in the poem is me




O child of mine...O child of mine 

let me kiss your brow 

Defenseless own flesh 

I cannot keep you...How? 


O child of mine...O child of mine 

I must give you away 

I pray to God to keep you safe 

we'll meet again...perhaps...Someday 


I'll recall your playful antidotes 

your smile...I'll never erase 

Your very smell...will ever haunt me 

may Jesus lead you by His Grace 


O child of mine!...O child of mine! 

I shall always love you  


But mama's pleas & my father's demands 

I must leave you now... 

don't cry...please...! 








Romans 8:28


copyright; jmsbell/2005 



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Reviewed by Brenda Dobson 1/21/2010
A tender, well espressed poem that has touches the essence of many mother's hearts who separate from their children out of love...I am ,too, one of these children, Joyce. Yet, we survive, we live, we love. Bless these mothers and their children.
Reviewed by Inspire Hope 12/7/2009
Powerfully written, and sad yet what a beautiful reflection Joyce!
I love the picture, even as a babe His Hand was upon you! Thank you
for sharing and caring!

Much Love,
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 11/21/2009
So powerful. It must have been so hard for her to make such an earth shattering decision.I hope yuo were able to meet her as you grew older. It had to be very hard on you too. I'm not sure what age you were when you found out,but I'm sure it had a definate impact on your life....M
Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo 11/18/2009
The painful choice is palpable in this piece...your words touch straight to the sad. God Bless ~ Elizabeth
Reviewed by Daniel Keith 11/18/2009
What a touching poem. Love this one. May God bless you every day of your life.

Reviewed by Janet Caldwell 11/18/2009
Well written Joyce, thanks for stopping by. God bless you!! Has your son written anymore new works? Let me know.

Janet xx
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 11/18/2009
Joyce, Whatever the reason I know it was the hardest thing you had to have done. but it was out of love and reasoning from within, I hear your gentle sincere lullaby in your words.
Reviewed by Ann Marquette 11/17/2009
Lovely and so sweet...
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 11/17/2009
A tender reminiscence of who we are, oh child of mine!


Reviewed by Paul Berube 11/17/2009
A sad yet beautiful reflection, Joyce. God bless.
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 11/17/2009
Sad, but a nice write, Joyce.

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