We come into this world
As frightened human beings,
Fresh from the spirit land
We have left behind us.
We come kicking and screaming,
Knowing we leave behind
Softness, love, peacefulness,
And the sweet songs of angels,
Encouraging us to move forward
Towards our destiny on earth.
Loud sounds fall on our ears
As we keep our eyes shut from
Lights that pierce us with their
Brightness. Our hearts beat
Irregularly from the fear inside us.
The air is cold and disagreeable to skin
That has only known warm moisture
In the womb of our mother’s body.
Cruel hands tug on our legs and arms.
We shiver and we cry with real tears
When we realize our place of safety is gone.
We come to accept that we must adjust
To a world we know nothing about, and
Rely on strangers for protection and safety.
This is a lesson we learn from the moment
We are born: to rely on others and to trust them
When we cannot take care of ourselves.
We do so with much fear and trembling,
For we know, even from birth, we must
Reach out and trust others with our lives.
This is not an easy thing, when trying to survive.