Acknowledging an unborn child
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One day I will meet you
as a spirit nurtured by God.
Grown in His light, His child.
You could not be mine,
your earthly father, unaccepting.
Your beginning was not greeted with joy
but with despair, in a godless marriage.
A little girl, God said in my heart.
I named you Katerina.
Two brothers never knew of you
That would have led to greater condemnation.
You dwelt within me for 11 weeks,
all I was left with was pain.
Know that I am heartbroken,
left with regret.
(Author’s name withheld for privacy)