Touch: The Journal of Healing


A Dream Comes True

    by Judith Bader Jones

He cried his first tears after he left

the warm waters of his mother’s womb 

to begin life in an imperfect world

that his father hoped could be redeemed.

Rain showered the roof of his new home

with an overture of oval raindrops. Windows

opened spring vistas after years of winter.

Slivers of hope grew moments of excitement

for the future of this new boy whose voice

vaulted walls to announce his being housed

in a blessed body blushed with fair skin.

He wore the blue eyes of his father’s father.

During these first days his mother cradled

him against her breast, herself, her spark of life,

and they prepared for encounters with winter

storms, spring rains, the task of living, and

along the way, the sound of baseball in the park.

© 2010 Judith Bader Jones

Judith Bader Jones worked as an R.N. in both adult and child psychiatry before she devoted herself to free lance writing.  Her poetry and prose has appeared in Art Times, Buffalo Spree, Explorations, University of Alaska Southeast, Imagine, The Kansas City Star, Potpourri, The River Road Journal, The Same, Thorny Locust and numerous anthologies.  She was a poetry editor for Kansas City Voices, 2001-2008. Her collection of short fiction, Delta Pearls received The William Rockhill Nelson 2007 Fiction Award.  Finishing Line Press of Kentucky will publish her first chapbook of poems, Moon Flowers on the Fence, May 2010.


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