In you there is a Future for all
Hope because love brings a confidence
That want is enough for possible
To see is enough to imagine.
In you there is a Spirit that grows
Born of light, it shines an innocence
Spreads its wings over heavy shadows
Chases the complex from simple love.
In you there is a Promise to be kept
To give before we can hope to take
A puddle, a portal, for childish sake
To lift and drown so that you might swim.
In you there is offered Redemption
To be a Father, born once again,
To believe that bunnies hide your eggs
And know that in every fall lies spring.”
Postscript (About this poem): This photo was taken for the purpose of this poem … whereas most of my poems are written out of the inspiration of a photo. I did it this way because the purpose of this particular “photo challenge” was to “Share a photograph inspired by a favorite poem, verse, story, or song lyric….” I seriously thought about choosing a favourite poem from someone else and following the instructions — but this is my blog intended to share my own life’s journey, my own passions, my own perspectives … so I just couldn’t manage to force myself to quote someone else. Not here, anyway. And Easter, replete with all its symbolism and meaning, seemed a perfect “metaphor” for my own journey into parenthood and the discovery that is unfolding as part of it. In this poem there is my “redemption” as I discover through the eyes, love, and brain of a child — “my child” — my own lost innocence and childhood. Truly, a chance to be born again.
All text and photography © Dale Schierbeck