Saturday, October 25, 2014

Whimpering Miracle--By Kevin Bates--United States

Whimpering Miracle

Sets out as he does everyday
the constant work he is assigned.
Whimpered cries in a distance,
first thought to be dying animal.

The cries grow drawing him near.
It is the whimpering of the baby,
maybe God's attention to his child.
All that is certain time for a miracle.

In a bin of unwanted food and boxes,
there’s a bag outlined with new life.
Baby wrapped in a shirt for comfort,
ushered to a chest to discover a heartbeat.

The warmth, comfort and miracle of God
transferred in care of a workingman.
Once a mother’s unwanted trash;
Now a treasure of this world and God

Kevin Bates is an avid reader. You will find him reading everyday books of non-fiction or poetry online. He loves family, sports, reading and writing poetry. He has one handsome son and grandson. He hopes to bring a smile and help many through his poetry. He lives outside Houston, Texas and can find him reading or writing right now.


  1. love the compassion in this...

  2. love this thoughtful, tender write

  3. Kevin, miracles do happen and these are some............ love is enough to go around and change a very ugly decision to a beautiful and saving one! Sheri

  4. Thank you for sharing this poignant write, Kevin. The news sometimes reveals such sad happenings as a mother abandoning her child and isn't it heart warming when someone adopts that child. Life can be so cruel but at the same time God is aware and uses the bad for his purposes. I appreciate your talent.
    Sincerely, Charlene

  5. Everyone has a purpose in God's grand creation. He loves us unconditionally! Thanks for sharing your poignant poem Kevin! ~Chris

  6. Thank you, Robert Dufresne, for the following--

    It is so good to call people's attention to the travesty of no respect for the God given gift of life Kevin. At least this one had a chance from someone who cares. Those who are aborted do not. Thank you and may God bless you and your family.

    Bob D

  7. I feel the warmth and passion of this poem, Kevin. Very nice write. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (