That Essential Link

It’s in their eye, this moment,

You can see it, there now,

An unspoken glimmer,

The link between generations,

A knowing beyond words,

The real rite of passage,

‘Ner known nor fathomed ‘,

Till granted that glimpse,

Your own child, grandchild a-borning,

That essential link,

The continuity of our kind,

I experience it again,

Life, on-going, unbroken,

Our common link,

A child is born,

A child is born,

I am reborn!

By Dan Kelly