Thursday, January 17, 2013

CDXLIV - The Miraculous Migration


Poet's United has the prompt 'Wonder',
largely directed at the Seven Wonders of the world.
To me the greatest 'wonder' is that we are here at all. 

If any other one of the billion or so sperm on that fateful night
had been first to reach the egg, I would be someone else.  


The Miraculous Migration


Two bodies, close and intertwined,
Their hormones ebbed and flowed,
And a billion sperm disembarked
To find the mother lode.

Rough words
For what has just occurred,
But mark the magic of the tale
So many set out but fall behind
And only one prevails. 

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© J Cosmo Newbery 2013
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23 comments:

  1. True - life is a miracle!

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  2. Yes, that's miraculous all right. :)

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  3. You have described the most wondrous miracle of all!

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  4. It truly is a miracle, that we are who we are :-) And you describe it beautifully!

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  5. This is wonder in fine form! ;D
    So happy you joined in and shared this view~

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  6. A miracle and a difficult journey indeed!

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  7. Oh I LOVE this perspective. Yes, it IS a wonder!!!!!!

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  8. The greatest wonder of all ~ It's a miracle ~

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  9. It is miraculous... as are all the workings of the human organism. I am happy you've reminded me of this today.

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  10. Very cool blog. Interesting posts. ;)
    Nice atmosphere guests with you here on the blog. ;]
    Yours. Have a nice day. !

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  11. Cool poem that questions and answers itself. The whole human reproductive system is amazing, and so is the fruit of the vine.

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  12. Statistically improbable - but true. Thanks.

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  13. Hmmmm..... going below the belt seems to be really working for you these days!

    xxx

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    1. Did I every rise above it?

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    2. I wonder where you get your inspiration...? :)

      PS: you are the best! x

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  14. So is it you or life itself that's the miracle?
    :)

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    1. Does a miracle have to be a good thing? I mean, if the guy standing beside you is struck by lightning and you are not, is it a miracle from both your perspectives?

      So, um, yeah. I'm a miracle. Of sorts.

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  15. I find that journey amazing!

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  16. An amazing concept that I have never really addressed before.I will never understand how you can deny the existence of' a bigger force ' somewhere out there that is a testament to this miracle. Not every thing can be explained in scientific terms and there are things that never will be.How did your thinking becomes so clinical!

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    1. Thinking is clinical, that's what thinking is all about. It is faith that is more random. I require things to make sense. Evolution makes sense. The guy-in-the-sky thing is just incomprehensible to me.

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  17. Pity humans are programmed not to realize this until the show is almost over and the curtain about to come down.

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  18. Where's Woody Allen when you need him! Sorry...I was just reminded of that Allen movie - "Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid to Ask)....I'll go now...

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