Poems AboutAdoption andFoster Children
Copyright byNicholas Gordon
Love Has Never Been About the Genes
Music: Fugue K058.By Domenico Scarlatti.Performed by John Sankey at Kunst der Fuge.
Oh, yes, of course, love also is a means,Serving the survival of the race.But more, it is a longing that redeems us,An end itself no ending can destroy.
And so it is with mothers who love childrenNot of their flesh, but of their nurturing.The origin fades, the years of love remainVivid in the background of a life.
For Rome, the wolf will always be its kindred,Ancestor who took fate's offeringAnd made it hers through sacrifice and pain,The legacy that would her long days light.
Copyright by Nicholas Gordon