The Baby in the Park

I saw a woman with a baby in her arms.
The baby looked at me, and smiled.
I laughed, laughed, and laughed a little more.

Why did I laugh?
The smile on her face, I wanted to be a mother.
It hurt me deeply, so, I decided to adopt.
I laughed.

Now, I sit in my bed, cradling my little baby boy,
his name is Prudence.
He is 2 months old, and I love him dearly.

My husband and I decided that the reason
we have Prudence today is because of that woman and her child in the park.
So I went to find her, and she was still in the park.
So I thanked her, and gave her daughter a baby bonnet.
The baby liked it.

Her name was Charlene.
She was 1 year old.
The baby laughed, then I laughed,
and thanked her.

(c) 1998 Madeline Charlamagne All Rights Reserved

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