Opal Child

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Opal Child

-Linda Lee Lyberg

Born under a waxing moon

With a fiery spirit in her eyes

One look, her daddy swooned

When he heard his baby’s cry.

As he laid his eyes upon her

He chose her first name

In Spanish, it means beautiful

And so he did proclaim.

His hopes for her were high

He knew she was born from love

As he listened to her tiny cries

He asked of God above.

Please keep her safe from harm

When I cannot be there

Protecting her in your arms

Ease her worries and cares.

She is my opalescent child

Her spirit shining bright

Please dear God, give her smiles

And hold her in your light.


Linda Lee Lyberg




18 Comments on “Opal Child

  1. This is so so beautiful. I truly believe that newborn children are all beautiful in their parents’ eyes…but this …. almost an ode to your father upon your birth….and the line “She is my opalescent child” so very touching in its love and hope and joy. Wonderful post!

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