Legacy of an Adopted Child


Once there were two women

  Who never knew each other

One you do not remember

  The other you call mother


Two different lives shaped to make yours one

  One became your guiding star

 The other became your sun


The first one gave you life

  And the second taught you to live it

The fist gave you a need for love

  And the second was there to give it


One gave you a nationality

  The other gave you a name

One gave you the seed of talent

  The other gave you aim


One gave you emotions

  The other calmed your fears

One saw your first sweet smile

  The other dried your tears


One gave you up.....

  It was all she could do

The other wished for a child

  And fate led her straight to you


And now you ask me through your tears

  The age old question through the years

 Heredity or environment -

  Which are you the product of?


Neither my darling - neither

  Just two different kinds of love.