Born into this World from an overt act
Each our fellow beings resulted from.
None of us can reach back and undue it,
So the dye's cast, the future's our soul's path.
Gestation, those 266 days of formulation,
Is only the rehearsal for life's play.
It's a child's parents through their union
Which transcends generations, leaps forward
Quickly, as the child gains raw knowledge
And takes positive steps in their own world.
They prepare for their own future linage
Drawn from family, spirited through time.
History's long strides can be best measured
Not by duration of gestation, nor
By abundance of productive unions,
But thru the result of the best coupling.
Then a spirited offspring, receptor
Of knowledge, an ambassador of life
Enters the World to make a mark on life,
Indelible as a tattoo, it's not.
Ronald C. Downie