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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