This Day in History – Reason2Rhyme Poetry Prompt

The following is reprinted from an email to me today from Ms. Karen Nelson:

“This Day in History” Featured Poet – Randy Mazie

Congratulations to Randy Mazie!  He was the drawing winner this week for the “This Day in History” poetry prompt from Reason 2 Rhyme.   The Writer’s Village is his home for Friday Fiction and more.  His poem, “When He Was Born”, answered the challenge to “select one day in history and compare it to the present.”
Read it below, and visit Randy’s site for more wonderful writing!


Thank you, Ms. Nelson. I appreciate the recognition.
I enjoyed the exercise.

When He Was Born

My heart whispered, this is mine.
I stroked his soft new skin, I listened to him coo,
He lost his breath; I fretted, oh, oh, and when
He sucked his air back in, I soared, and I danced.
Our lives began in love and worry:
I was daddy;
This is my son.

Today, we are reborn
in stroking new soft flesh; we listen to him coo,
And lose his breath; we fret, oh, oh, oh, and when
He sucks in air, we soar and we dance
Together: two linked soul-dancers, one not sure of the steps;
One having danced with missteps for many years, and
All three lives wrapped in love beginning:
Grandpa-daddy and daddy-son,
And baby-son, and

Randy Mazie


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