CNN & Parenting Magazine

Our Fragile Emissary
By: Nancy Tupper Ling



ith modern screening and such
they wonder why
you’re here, on this earth
in our home
and in our arms,
after all, anyone
with any sense would have resolved
this problem of you
pre-birth, pre pain.

Blonde Beauty,
tiny as you are,
you catch their stares,
strangers’ second glances
into tender baby blues.
And your young
sweet ears hear whisperings
(“Down’s,” “defects”)
words dropped loosely
at extra-chromosomed girls.

With such stinging receptions
how we long to shelter you,
surround you; keep your
gentle smiles to ourselves.
Instead, we hold you
up, for others to see;
let you, our fragile emissary
speak to an imperfect world.


 CNN Online report about Life with Larkin



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2 Responses to CNN & Parenting Magazine

  1. Bethany says:

    Check you out! I love that pic too! Are you gonna let me use it for platypus? 🙂

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