A Special Bond, a Feeling I Belong
As a small child there was a darkness I felt.
Too young to realize what it all meant.
Showered in love I put a smile on my face.
But something was missing, inside me a space.
I grew with a longing to feel something more.
something was lacking right in my core.
When I looked in the mirror a stranger looked back.
No features copied from this person or that.
Being part of a family that's not yours at all.
I felt very different and put up a wall.
This family you're in say that they love you.
They try everything they can do to show you.
It's different though when you weren't born into their clan.
Just a baby put into their empty pram.
Ignoring my feelings I tried to be happy not hateful.
Surely none of it mattered and I ought to be grateful.
The years passed by and life was OK
Then it hit me on my daughter's birthday.
When I looked at her for the very first time.
I saw a face looking back, that was just like mine.
I looked into that face and felt the darkness fade away.
I met a member of my own family that day.
~ Written by adoptee Jackie.Adoption Poems by Subject - Main Page