*Song for Bobbie

By Marv Borgman November, 1996

I was inspired to write this poem while watching our kids in the Montgomery H.O.P.E Project Early Intervention Program.

*Song for Bobbie

Weep not for me now I am born,
weep for thyself alone.
I'm here, I'm me, I'll ever be
as now in basic form.

No wish, no dream,
no prayer will change
what God hath wrought this day.
I'm here, I'm me, I'll ever be,
yet I know not dismay.

So teach me not of spite nor hate,
I have no need of fear.
But love ... Ah love,
tis love will draw us near.

Weep not for me now I am born,
accept me as I am.
I'm here, I'm me, I'll ever be
your child..., and love of man.

*(and each of the thousands of children born with mental retardation each year)


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