A Mother She Will Be

Let us rejoice
For we are now at peace
No more deafening sounds
From above or below
Only the silence of peace

Let us rejoice
A new era has begun
Ink on paper
Camera flashes everywhere
Immortalizing forever this second

As I witness this historical moment
Her little voice bursts through my memory
How can such a young soul
Bear the burden of all that she has seen

Where does she start
To start anew
In this world
Where darkness only she has seen
Will the light of the flashes suffice
To bring light into her life

Tomorrow
A mother she will be
Sustain her heal her
May her wounds
Not touch her womb

Aïda