I wrote this poem shortly after my divorce - it is a poem written to the mother of my two beautiful children. It's just a poem of thanks.
Thanksgiving is tomorrow. Although we both parent on a daily basis, we still get together every holiday, and the whole extended family remains intact. I'm thankful for that.
Enjoy. And Happy Thanksgiving!
On the Birth of Two Babies
By Thomas Herr
(Orig. 7/3/99 -- Edited 11/24/10)
I just want to say “Thank you…”
For giving me a son and daughter;
Welding us together
With an 18 year “guarantee”.
Thank you for containing
The silent explosion within you
The fission of our essence
Silently, in your womb.
For you made one
Out of something long forgotten.
For in them is my art
And in them is my poem.
And they make my mark upon the world.
And thank you for crying
And thank you for smiling
Tears of joy.