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Baby boy, be brave,
Be benevolent, behave.
Be unburdened, bare and bold,
But obedient to what you’re told.
Before you begin to be,
Break no bonds with me.
My wee beloved bairn,
Brilliant, beyond compare,
Be humble, but be proud;
Let bounteous blessings abound.
I begat your beginning breath,
But bid you goodbye in death.
I believe we’re bound by love,
Bestowed by Heaven above.

Copyright © 2022 Brandon Ellrich

This poem was written in response to Sadje’s What do you see # 152 – September 19, 2022, so please visit her page to participate and/or read other writers’ contributions.

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Published by Brandon Ellrich

I live in Central Missouri and enjoy reading, writing, playing tennis, watching movies, and exploring creative outlets. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and I love to take my readers inside the minds of my characters.

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