You ask me how it is I care
So much for someone else's child
To open house and heart to him,
And of the past be reconciled,
Resolved to steer a proper course
To help my mate to rear a man
Whom I cannot claim as my son,
I'll tell you how as best I can.
Every day in some small way
He says or does a thing or two
That makes me smile or sigh and say
"I swear that boy acts just like you."
And, yes, it's you I vowed to cherish,
Not a choice made on a whim.
I've chosen you, and thus in choosing
By default, I've chosen him.
This poem is included in Plain as Sand, by Jessica LaGuerre. If you wish to see more or to order the book go to www.penaura.com. When ordering enter the following coupon code to get a 30% ($8) discount: 1248481691.