Parents at a Birth
Birth/Brith by Harold M. Schulweis
We are not born enough.
When we were first born
we were not aware.
God has given us another birth,
a miracle of life
out of body and soul of us both.
Flesh of our flesh, blood of our blood,
drawn from the marrow of our bones.
Here, before us a unique being, unlike any
created in this world, a mystery of possibilities.
Who knows what talents, virtues, dreams
lie dormant in this tiny body soul?
This much we know,
This infant held in our arms,
this child upon whom we smile, gives us wordless joys.
opens for us dreams of tomorrow's tomorrow.
Tomorrow has a different significance,
a different meaning.
This infant enters our lives
to greet the child with blessing "Baruch ha-ba b'shem Adonai",
Blessed are you who comes in the name of the Lord,
Blessed be You who brings us the promise of blessing.
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