Decisions – Day 14 – NaPoWriMo

Never Any Question

What are the statistics that a child;

bearer of a parent’s first name;

might be up for adoption?





What are the statistics for a child;

bearer of both parent’s first names;

might be up for adoption?





First names or no, for a child of this
man adoption was never going to
happen. Fostering, he had done 
his best for an ill spouse.




But a decision would have to be made

and it took nigh on two years before

health was restored and two families

come together, could move on.





Fostered for a time: mother and siblings

unwell – heart-breaking whooping cough.





Benita means blessed. I saw my father

in his namesake as blessed also.

Helen is a torch; some say the moon.





Dear mother: father too was my

torch. But you mother, are my moon,

my poetry. In remaining as family;

carrying my maiden name; what

could be more blessed for me.

First names or no, for a child of this
man adoption was never going to
happen. Fostering, he had done 
his best for an ill spouse.

Benita H. Kape (c) 14.4.2021

Notes: Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that delves into the meaning of your first or last name.

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