celebrate Life

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for shanel

I.

for her protection

i swaddled my swollen womb

keeping us both warm

there were no glowing candles

because the Light was within

II.

sixteen and pregnant

although i was often shunned

i was not ashamed

Love would be reborn through me

after my life’s labor pains

© michele mitchell, 2014

poetry prompt http://wordpress.com/read/post/id/489937/67108/

photo credit: www.ambah.com.au

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