Ann-Marie Spittle

INHERITANCE

IWVPA Club Recognition of Outstanding Non-War Related Writing: Awarded: May 24, 2008
Awarded: May 24, 2008
I had not choice in my inheritance
Body shape
Brain power
Voice
DNA coded my outcome
Ancestors made choices
And here I am
The production of a line
A factory
Mixed by family alchemy
Boiled and bubbled
Mixed and sifted
Until I was produced
A natural test tube baby
Chosen by nature
To complete a task
Preordained
By unseen forces
That added its interference to the mix
Until the spell was cast
The Gollum created
Filled with the words of the family belief system
Moulded in clay
Fired in emotion
Smashed by excessiveness

Calm returned
Pieces reformed
Jigsaw completed
By a waiting spirit
Unseen but always felt
Until life reanimated
That which was deemed dead
Allowing a growing to occur
A flowering of realisation
That once seemed a dream

Submitted for the May 2008 IWVPA Club Theme Project, “Inheritance