Adoption Poetry

The adoption writers at Grown In My Heart are having a poetry carnival this week.  It’s been many years since I wrote poetry so I decided to participate by using one that I wrote when I was a teenager and posted recently on my Arms of Adoption blog.

I Was Adopted

I was adopted when I was a babe
My identity taken away
And I never knew the woman who bore me
Or the reason she gave me away

My name was changed – my records were sealed
I started my life anew
But I never knew where I got my blonde hair
Or who gave me eyes of blue

When all of my friends were tracing their lines
And climbing their own family trees
I had no names to put on my branches
All that I had was me

I always have feelings that I don’t belong
No matter where I go
And all of my past – all the family I had
Is something that I’ll never know

The family I have is the best there could be
I couldn’t love anyone more
But all through my life in the back of my mind
There’s been something that I have yearned for

I don’t want a mother – I already have one
The best one there ever could be
I’d just like to have enough blank spaces filled
To fill every branch on my tree


Thanks so much for stopping by. I'm here early most mornings with one of my photos and a few words about life and those thin places where faith intersects.
  1. WONDERFUL and heartfelt.

    Thank you!!!


    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island AND a beautiful Iowa farm

  2. Just beautiful, Linda.

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