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Once There Were Two Women


Once there were two women
Who never knew each other.
One you do not remember
The other you call mother.

Two different lives
Shaped to make yours one.
One became your guiding star
The other became your sun.

The first gave you life
And the second taught you to live it.
The first gave you a need for love
And the second was there to give it.

One gave you a nationality
The other gave you a name.
One gave you the seed of talent
The other gave you an aim.

One gave you emotions
The other calmed your fears.
One heard your first loud cries
The other dried your tears.

One gave you up -
It was all she could do.
The other prayed for a child
And God led her straight to you.

And now you ask me
Through your tears
The age old question
Through the years:

Heredity or environment -
Which are you the product of?
Neither, my darling, neither -
Just two different kinds of Love.

- anon
Lettered in the Italic hand, this piece is avaialble as a print, as shown above,
or a copy of the calligraphy presented in an original collage format,
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