Raleigh, NC: Pregnant Woman Shot and Killed, Baby Survives

pregnant woman

What a tragic news story I have come across. The miracle child inspired me to write this poem.

Pregnant woman killed
Baby survives
Two shots to the back
Yet the child’s alive

6 months when delivered
Most not until 9
Some killed at 3
But that’s a blurred line.

Could we need anymore proof?
Fully formed in the womb
This beating heart takes a breath.

Alive since conception
No matter your perception
Anything after this moment is death.

A Tribute to Nelson Mandela

“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” –Nelson Mandela

Former South African President Nelson Mandela

What an inspiration this man was to so many! Saddened by the news of Nelson Mandela’s death but no doubt, his legacy will live on.