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Legacy of an Adopted Child

Legacy of an Adopted Child

 

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 yours one,

One became your guiding star;

The other became your sun.

The first gave you life

And the second taught you to live in it.

The first gave you a need for love,

And the second was there to give it.

One gave you a nationality;

The other gave you a name.

One gave you the seed of talent;

The other gave you an aim.

One gave you emotions;

The other calmed your fears.

One saw your first sweet smile;

The other dried your tears.

One gave you up,

(it was all that she could do,)

The other prayed for a child- -

And God led her straight to you.

And now you ask me through your tears,

The age-old question of the years- -

Heredity or environment - - which are you the product of?

Neither, my darling. Neither.

Just two different kinds of love.

 

- Anonymous

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