“For Each Child Who’s Born…”

Voices from the Margins

Carol A. Hand

Summer 2008


Imagine what the world would be

if you honored each child born as you honor me

A gift from the force of life, the creator, to the world

a greater treasure by far than thrones impearled

The essence of hallowed life to grace the earth

released with each miraculous birth

The humblest child a wondrous sight

May your heart embrace all children as sacred this blessed night


We Are, performed by Ravi


We Are (by Dr. Ysaye M. Barnwell)

For each child that’s born a morning star rises
and sings to the universe who we are

We are our grandmother’s prayer
We are our grandfather’s dreamings
We are the breath of the ancestors
We are the spirit of God.

We are
Mothers of courage
Fathers of time
Daughters of dust
Sons of great vision

We are …
Sisters of Mercy
Brothers of…

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4 thoughts on ““For Each Child Who’s Born…”

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this, Dave. It was a difficult poem for me to post because of its religious overtones, yet the truth of the sanctity of all life proclaimed by all religions remains unassailable although each doctrine finds ways to apply that truth selectively only to members of its own group.

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