Olivia’s Ballad

They say a person is born alone
into this world, but not you.
We were ready for you
before even you knew.

Your mother provided you
the strength to push forward
and the rest of us guided you
with our hearts calling.

They say a person is born alone
into this world, but not you.
We were all here to receive you
at the beauty of your birth.

Your father will seek to protect you
from the painful realities of life,
and your mother will comfort you
with the blessings of her kisses.

Your brothers Elijah and Aidan,
who will be your first friends,
will teach you the strength of loyalty
and reveal the true heart of compassion.

We, your aunts and uncles,
will show you the power of
patience, passion and dedication,
and encourage you to find your voice.

They say a person is born alone
into this world, but not you.
The love felt for you is so strong
it even postponed death for a day.

Your grandparents, you have several,
will guide you and comfort you
when you feel lost and need answers,
even when they’re not here anymore.

They say a person is born alone
into this world, but not you, Olivia.
We were ready for you
before even you knew.

Katerina Marks
3 March 2015

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