Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Alina Looks West




Alina Looks West

In her eyes
there is sadness
and hope
faith that something better
awaits.

Outstretched hands
grasping to hold on
invisible lifeline
cling tight baby girl

jaw is set
resolute
mom and dad
will come for you

Artemovsk is home
but only for awhile
home is where your eyes are
home is where your heart is.

Home.
is where you are.
Safe, loved, claimed.
Ava is home.

3 comments:

Charissa said...

Thank you Michelle. Of course you know you had me and my whole family bawling with that one, didn't you? I can't sleep for the adrenaline rush. I look forward to getting to know you more in the weeks and months ahead. Thank you for all your wonderful advice, support, prayers. We are HOME. Alina is no longer an orphan!

Tilly Cat & Pip-Squeak said...

This is just beautiful... Thank you Michelle!

Charissa said...

Can you email me? I have some questions for you. charissaurban@yahoo.com Thank you!