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 Category:  Family Poetry
  Posted: March 4, 2014      Views: 322

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Marillion is David Nelson Bradsher, a self-constructed Byronic Hero (or Zero), flawed but well-meaning, simple but paradoxical, and still a work in progress.

He graduated from the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) in 1989 with a B - more...

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For my godson's christening
"Behold This Child" by Marillion
Behold This Child
Behold this child — observe his eyes,
The richness of their gleam,
A godly light of depth and sight,
The prism of a dream.
We hold this child — and see ourselves
As we were long ago,
Before that cage of time and rage
Became our mortal foe.
Behold this child — as he begins
The journey all embark,
Where all will stall, lose ground, and fall
Or stumble in the dark.
We hold this child — to let him go,
But first we clutch him near
To clue, beseech, encourage, teach
And whisper in his ear.
Behold this child — entreat your hearts
With faith and hope compiled,
To raise each glass, and wish en masse
For love to hold this child.  


Author Notes
On Sunday afternoon, I was asked to become the godfather of my old college roommates son, and also to write a poem for his christening in two weeks. I wrote it yesterday. It's more of the simple variety, with no complex metaphors, it's not necessarily my typical work. Thanks for reading.
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