Being Adopted Poems


~Wyatt [my adopted son] is definitely all mine. Little souls find their way to you whether they're from your womb or someone else's.~ Sheryl Crow

Being a parent wasn't just about bearing a child. It was about bearing witness to its life. Jodi Picoult

Friends share our pain and touch our wounds with a gentle and tender hand. Henri Nouwen

A mother's love is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking, it never fails or falters, even though the heart is breaking Helen Steiner Rice

When the conduct of men is designed to be influenced, persuasion, kind, unassuming persuasion, should ever be adopted. It is an old and a true maxim, that 'a drop of honey catches more flies than a gallon of gall.' Abraham Lincoln

There is an infinity of political errors which, being once adopted, become principles. Guillaume Thomas Francois Raynal

Growing up, I kind of adopted that mentality, going all out, being a warrior. Nonito Donaire

I was not allowed to talk about being adopted when growing up. I walked around feeling like I was going to explode. Michael Nyqvist

Nothing is so beautiful as spring- When weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush; Thrush's eggs look little low heavens, and thrush Through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring The ear, it strikes like lightnings to hear him sing; The glassy peartree leaves and blooms, they brush The descending blue; that blue is all in a rush With richness; the racing lambs too have fair their fling. What is all this juice and all this joy? A strain of the earth's sweet being in the beginning In Eden garden.-Have, get, before it cloy... Gerard Manley Hopkins

There are so many times there could have been a left turn instead of a right turn in all people's lives. I think mine are pretty crystal clear, because of being adopted, being born in Ethiopia, being adopted to Sweden. Marcus Samuelsson

The human understanding when it has once adopted an opinion (either as being the received opinion or as being agreeable to itself) draws all things else to support and agree with it. Francis Bacon

That God once loved a garden we learn in Holy writ. And seeing gardens in the Spring I well can credit it. Winifred Mary Letts

You can't see Canada across lake Erie, but you know it's there. It's the same with spring. You have to have faith, especially in Cleveland. Paul Fleischman

She hated being a nobody and like all children, adopted or not, I have had to live out some of her unlived life. We do that for our parents - we don't really have any choice. Jeanette Winterson

Since I was five, I've known that I was adopted, which is a politically correct term for being clueless about one's own origins. Jodi Picoult

Do you think that it is possible to have a dialogue with the representatives of Lugansk and Donetsk if they all are being prosecuted and subject to criminal proceedings? That is exactly why the Minsk Agreements establish to adopt an amnesty law. However, it has not been adopted. Vladimir Putin

It is always hard for poets to believe that one says their poems are bad not because one is a fiend but because their poems are bad. Randall Jarrell

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. Laurence Binyon

Hee that is in a towne in May loseth his spring. George Herbert

May is a pious fraud of the almanac. James Russell Lowell



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