Friday, April 13, 2012

One Name

Call me by one name.
A name that is
As pretty as a picture,
As hard as a diamond,
As soft as the finest silk.

Call me by one name
That has lasted
Through the ages
That shall never be
Mocked as old fashioned,
Unusual or unbecoming.

Call me by one name
That will ring
In the ears of men
And bring tears
To the eyes of women,
For proud they shall be.

Call me one name
That will be
A present from you
To me, which I will
Write everywhere,
Letting the world know
That I was here.

Alas, Father,
You hear me not,
You have long lost
The universal language.
But if you can,
Open your heart and
Listen to the words
Of your babe.

The words of your child
Just born.

1 comment:

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Unexpectedly wonderful. Great!