The gift card said not what I meant –
Hard to emphasize
A child born this day in Lent –
Parents’ newborn alibi
What’s lost is handed back to he –
Despair replaced with what amazes
Life events served up unknowingly
In many unknown places
What’s yet to come –
What’s been and gone –
What has one to look forward to?
What happened to that well-known smile?
Lost between the mazes
Come join us – bestow joy upon
A place of brevity, in essence
A place resolved to virtue
With he within her presence
I’ve seen illusion pass me by –
I’ve seen it gather dust
In times of yore, another world
Controlled what now, upon us,
Has been thrust
Yet have we seen the best of it?
In present time we travel
To see what lay before our eye
If not – untie, unstitch, unravel
Untangle me and shy away
To a place of enhanced thought
And build upon philosophy
Articulating what one ought to
In articulation, cry aloud;
‘Behold the joy of life –
Forget despair, illusion, brevity –
Bring child in, to a day,
For to affect the life of one
Espouses trust in all
A life unchanged is a life untouched
Ne’er to run, e’er, always, to crawl
Ask is it the joy of many?
At what is our time better spent?
Parents share a newborn alibi –
Their child, born in Lent.
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