Illegitimate Child


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Legitimizing the worth of poetry must come from within.

Illegitimate Child

My Illegitimate Child

There are some who might say:

“You are not legitimate and

why should I care?

What value is added,

                from one who has nothing

of value to share?


But, I beg each day that til

                my own end of days

that you remain with me forever.


Don’t leave me

                with this otherwise

desolate life, devoid of all meaning

                filled with pretenses.


I will defend your existence

                and value your worth.

I pray to guide you and protect you

                for as long as I can

and plea for God’s graces

                that are undeniable  by any man.


For all of life is legitimate

                as a creation of God and

If I am the vessel

that is called to nurture you,

then I humbly accept the challenge

                to do what I must do.


You give me purpose and without you

I would fade…..

into some obscure existence

AND SO I pray:  “Do not leave me;

Do not leave me alone.”


Selah.  You remain.  My illegitimate child,



©JeanMarie1213 1125p

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