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Truth Stone by Dawn Bauling

Truth Stone 
(to my children at Christmas)

Even if I had not
given you a portion
of your life

Even if you did not
hear the sigh of the world
as you each first breathed

Even if you had been
made adult
as you are now

and knowing –

I believe
some gentle god
would have brought you
to me anyway
like a seed on air
or a star
so I could watch you live
and navigate.

Even though I am not
shepherd-wise
this thing I know –

It is my truth stone.

(from Shippen)

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2 thoughts on “Truth Stone by Dawn Bauling”

  1. Love this poem and your collection Shippen – you are one special poet Dawn Bauling. Glad I managed to catch up with it in the crazy run up to Christmas – it reminds me of what is important. Thank you x

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