Promises And Secrets – A Reflection

This poem titled Promises And Secrets was authored by Akiane kramarik at age 10 in her book titled My Dream Is Bigger Than I – Memories of Tomorrow – Part Four Page 132 “You will need your own copy of this book to view the full text of this poem.  I limit quotes for the purpose of discussion and to follow copyright guidelines that allows for limited quotes.”

The poem Promises And Secrets consists of four stanzas with seven lines each…The photograph I choose for this reflection is of our adorable puppy gazing at my afternoon tea from the patio…At the end of this reflection you will find our playlist for our puppy here in the USA and our playlist of our dog during our time in Ireland…We found a loving home for our dog in Ireland and we will always love our Irish dog…The reason I speak about my pets is because with human beings things are often not as they seem whereas the animal kingdom is more transparent…Humans are often not transparent which makes navigating relationships extremely difficult….Many people end up in toxic relationships not limited to toxic romantic relationships but toxic marriages and toxic relationships with their own family members such as siblings and parents…I will now discuss Akiane’s awesome poem…I will quote the last two lines of the last stanza leaving it up to yourselves the readers of these reflections to purchase your own copy of Akiane’s prose to appreciate this poem in its entirety…Akiane writes at the end of her poem…”Promises and secrets hide away from their keepers.” This sums up this amazing poem and to me the reader of this poem and author of these reflections…Promises and secrets are the children knitted into their mother’s wombs who must hide away from their keepers their own mothers for fear of being discovered in the womb…Because for many children in the womb once the pregnancy is discovered by the mother abortion is often imminent which no unborn child wants or asks for…If mankind thought about how unborn children feel about about the cruel and merciless torture of abortion on demand I sincerely do believe abortion would end on the spot…Mankind has forgotten how to love…Mankind has forgotten how to feel…Mankind has forgotten how to welcome children into the world as they should be welcomed…Mankind has forgotten how to act and how to behave…Consequently children are discarded like trash and those that discard these children like trash are the scum of the earth and are trash themselves for they have forgotten how to be human…Mankind has forgotten how to be human…To be human is to love and be loved and to welcome children into the world…Reduce the unborn child to an opinion means that human life has been reduced to nothing but an opinion…Everyone is entitled to their opinions except the unborn child who has no say or opinion whatsoever…I know of a woman and this is a true story…Obviously I will not name this woman out of respect for her privacy…This strong healthy athletic lovely young woman had sex with a man with whom she did not think a pregnancy would result or occur…Due to her being so very athletic she had stopped getting regular monthly periods which is a woman’s monthly menstrual cycle…She was not having monthly menstruation cycles which can happen to women who are very athletic as she was…So the days and weeks and months passed and her child grew safely in her womb unbeknownst to his mother…This woman bore a son a lovely boy whom I had the privilege of getting to know for a time…Throughout her pregnancy she remained active in her daily living including being athletic…Then because she did not feel well one day she went to the emergency room and discovered to her shock that not only was she pregnant she was about to deliver a baby boy…At this stage of the game it was too late for her to request an abortion or even consider an abortion for this baby boy was ready to be born…She birthed a son and named him and with the help of her wonderful mother who is a great lady whom I also had the privilege of getting to know for a time…They raised that boy to the best of their abilities…That boy grew up to be big and strong and is very tall now…He is a lovely young man and delightful to know…I tell you this story to highlight that it is possible for a woman to not know she is pregnant…Could it be that the God of life allowed this boy to remain hidden in the form of Promises and secrets in his own mother’s womb to avoid the terror of abortion??? One will never know…We will never know if his mother would have chosen abortion had she known early on that she was pregnant…I like to think she would have birthed that child no matter what but we will never know…This mother has the right to privacy to her own thoughts and God love her even if abortion was something she may have considered had she known on time…This mother should not feel guilty about that either for by the grace of the God of life a boy was born unto her who is a blessing in her life…This mother works hard and does her best to be there for her son and what more can any of us ask of this lovely tall strong and graceful athletic mother…I sure as hell do not judge or condemn her for a thing neither do I suggest that abortion was an option she ever entertained…I would say this that I do not believe this lovely mother whom I met in person ever considered abortion as an option…What is so amazing about her story is that up until the time of his birth…She had no idea she was pregnant…Amazing and true…Could it be that the God of life allows women not to know they are pregnant so as to preserve that child for birth…In the form of a hidden promise and secret…The promise of a bright future for the child to be born and a legacy for his mother…Though conceived in secret a child is a gift a blessing no matter how that child is conceived…Children are always a gift to mankind regardless of how they come…Children often tell their parents of dreams they had about events in their lives…The God of life speaks to children through dreams to teach mankind how to act…Men and women have forgotten how to act how to behave…This is plain for all to see with the destruction of family life rendering many women single mothers and men single fathers…and couples in toxic relationships that are dead end roads…As a thank you for reading this reflection and to lighten the burden of our fallen world…Enjoy two playlists I created one of our dog in Ireland and the other of our dog in the USA…It is very good to be back in the USA…May the God of life continue to bless the great nation The United States of America – Land that I love…and is loved by many…Heaven help us all…