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I Held a Newborn Baby Today

I held a newborn baby today
I simply can’t detach
I held a newborn baby today
My breath I still can’t catch

I held that newborn babe today
My heart is just so filled
I held that newborn babe today
As time itself stood still

The world around me seemed to stop
The rivers did not flow
No birds were heard, no cars were seen
The wind it ceased to blow

I don’t know that much about this kid
Don’t even know her name
But when I held her in my arms
I ceased to be the same

Her lips so thin. Her hair so thick
Her breathing soft and calm
I bonded with her there and then
Though I’m not her dad or mom

But I watched as she grew in utero
Kvelling each moment from nearby
So since she lay here in my arms
I find myself tongue tied

I’ve forgotten much about my day
Though it was sweet and overflowing
Because I held that newborn baby today
And my love for her is growing