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For Each and Every One of Us

Her hands but held my tiny form,

But touched me in her sweet cocoon.

She talked to me when I could but hear,

She stroked my arms, my legs, my head when I could but feel.

She saw a thousand faces and a thousand people,

When she rocked me in her awkward, loving embrace.


I was her agony, the times she sickened.

I was her joy, flailing limbs against her womb.

I was her companion, in times of loneliness.

Countless names, in times of thought.


I ate her food, I drank her water,

I breathed her air, for I was her.

I was, I am and she loves me always,

And I remember and I feel and I hear

Those months and those years

Through want and love and kinship of her.


Her and I, together,

One being, in God's loving eyes

And I love her for always and always



By Alice McGuiness

Rhythm 'n' Rhyme Showcase

Al Smyth - Reflections
Alice McGuiness - Each and Every One of Us
Anonymous - Trish and Jo on the Hugo Show
Anonymous - The Cat's Prayer
Anonymous - Radio Ulster Prayer
Anonymous - The Hairdresser's Prayer
Carolann North - Drinking by Woods on a Snowy Evening
Colin T Mercer - How I Start Each Day
Dan Eggs - Work
Daniel Egede - Work
Emma Jones - The Storm
Emma Jones - Working
Geraldine McMullan - The Plumber's Daughter
Jean Vance - A Silent Cry
Jennifer M Frew - Serenity
Louise Mercer - Birds
Paul Jeffcutt - In Employment
Neil Joseph Burns - On A Girl Trying to Maintain Her Dignity
Neil Joseph Burns - The Night Weaver
Sean Mullin - 3722
Steve Ormsby - To War, To Death
Vincent Marmion - At the Bar
Vincent Marmion - Overpowering
Vincent Marmion - The Party After the Funeral

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