Adoption Poem

@Cortney (3986)
United States
October 26, 2006 11:18pm CST
"Not flesh of my flesh Nor bone of my bone But still miraculously my own. Never forget for a single minute You didn't grow under my heart - but in it" -- Fleur Conkling Heylinger This is the Poem that My mom read me.. I was looking at the other one I posted and I knew it didn't sound right. I called my mom for it. A lot of Adopted people I know, their parents read this poem to them
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@mauldinmama (1503)
• United States
27 Oct 06
Man I wish my mom was still alive for me to read that to her....my parents adopted me when I was 2, my mom passed away in march of 2004...from cancer she wasso young and I miss her very very much...thanks for the poem..it was special...it gave me chills.
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@Cortney (3986)
• United States
28 Oct 06
this is a very special poem.. my mom had special baby books that this is engraved on the front cover of mine and my brothers... She read this to us all the time.. I still get chills from it..
@Cortney (3986)
• United States
28 Nov 06
This is my favorite.
@KrauseHome (32858)
• United States
28 Nov 06
Well, I feel it is important to anyone who has ever Adopted anyone to make sure and treat them as your own no matter what happens in your life. You need to be prepared for any situation when you choose to take this step.
@Cortney (3986)
• United States
6 Dec 06
You do need to be prepared. My mom always has told me how much me and my brother were wanted and still are. she still tells us how much we are loved.
• United States
28 Nov 06
This is a very beautiful poem. I really enjoyed reading it. I love the part where " You didn't grow under my heart -- but in it" I have heard a version of this, but it says right straight in it.
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@Cortney (3986)
• United States
6 Dec 06
thank you.. this is a very meaningful poem to me.
@saphire539 (1641)
• United States
27 Oct 06
That is so beautiful i really enjoyed reading it.I love poetry.Me and my girls all write poetry.
@Cortney (3986)
• United States
27 Oct 06
I am glad that you liked it.
@razcal2267 (15577)
• United States
16 Jan 07
That poem is beautiful. It is not one my parents ever read to me nor have I ever heard it again but I will be sharing it with everyone I know that was adopted like I was.
@sweetie88 (4560)
• Pakistan
8 Dec 06
Thx. a lot for telling this site. Keep on telling us such beautiful. I like poetry and from urs this poem, it comes to know that u have good taste of poetry. Have a nice day!!!!! May God blessu and to all of us too!!!!!! Best of luck for future!!!!!
• United States
3 Dec 06
That's a really good poem. I like it a lot. :)