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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Commitment (01/05/12)

TITLE: Little Kristina
By Kelvin Fowler
01/11/12


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My broken heart
skips a beat
as I round
the corner
to be greeted
by your
widespread arms
and little legs
running so hard
rushing to wrap
me in the
innocence
of your
loneliness.


I want to smother you
with a father's love
and lavish you
with words
tell you
how
cute you look
and special you are
to whisper
sacred little things
like
'I love you'.


Alas, I am but
a foreigner
a volunteer
a
protector of orphans
who will
one day
return to
the familiar
embrace
of his loving
kin.


I won't be there
when the darkness
of the night
drowns your tears
I won't be there
to calm your fear
and hold your hand
on your first
day
of school
your first boyfriend
will never
grace my
doorstep
and I will
not be
giving
you away
on your wedding
day.


I cannot
be there
for you
cannot
take
you
home
so when
you look in
my eyes
and melt
my hurting
heart
please feel
what is left
unsaid
I cannot
be there
for
you.


But someone
else can,
he will hold
you and
not let go
he will lavish you
love you
he is your adopter
and salvation
little Kristina
spread your
arms wide
and
welcome
Him
He is
your
Father.


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CD Swanson 01/12/12
This was beautiful and meaningful...nicely done.
God Bless~
Charla Diehl 01/12/12
This pulled at my heartstrings for all the orphans of the world. We can only pray that someone like your MC is caring for them and teaching them about their heavenly Father. Nicely done.
Linda Goergen01/13/12
We are all orphans of this world, waiting to someday go home to our loving Father. The one who has committed to us, beginning to end of this life, and then beyond, forever. Great poem!
Judy Sauer 01/13/12
I enjoyed your article yet found the long sentences distracting.
Kristine Baker01/14/12
This was a nice piece, but I was looking for more punctuation throughout.
CD Swanson 01/19/12
Congrats on your HR win! God Bless~
Catherine Maher01/21/12
I love thi! Not only the meaning and emotions behind it all but the way you laid it out just kept pulling me onward and forward. I found myself holding my breath as I read. Well done, my friend.
My husband grew up in an orphanage from age 4-18 so I strikes close to home.