A Miracle Called You

By Anita Britto, Auckland
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March 3, 2016

A Miracle Called You


When you look into the mirror I hope you will agree
That the miracle in front of you is designed perfectly
10 trillion cells that function even when you stop to rest
No time for them to chill out, go on strike or say they’re stressed


This treasure trove of mysteries is a complex work of art
An engineering marvel starting from your beating heart
Pumping life-sustaining blood from the engine room
Never stopping for a break – right from womb to tomb


What makes you more amazing is your fascinating brain
It helps you think and dream and lets your human psyche reign
Your mind located in your brain is what makes you unique
A network of synapses with an aura of mystique


The nutrients your body needs is got from food you eat
Churned into a gooey mush which is an awesome feat
Packed inside your abdomen your intestines work hard
Absorbing raw material while the rest it will discard


Connecting you from head to toe – your pillars of support
Your bones and muscles help you move, sit upright or play sport
They protect your vital organs and carry all your weight
With a Spinal cord and Cranium since you’re a Vertebrate


20,000 times a day you breathe in and breathe out
That you can’t survive without your lungs you shouldn’t have a doubt
The Oxygen you inhale is absorbed by every cell
Exhaling Carbon Dioxide to keep you fit and well


Your senses help you see and smell, touch and hear and taste
Transmitting signals to your brain, your neurons act in haste
Shuttling info back and forth making you aware
Through mind-boggling connections they see to your welfare


Your liver has a dozen jobs and toils behind the scenes
Filtering toxins from your blood – a small job by no means
A wrecker’s yard - it smashes stuff your body does not need
That your liver’s a Life Saver, I’m sure you will concede


As for your bean shaped kidneys which work hard night and day
They get rid of your waste matter – a task you can’t downplay
Checking Glucose levels – is your pancreas main role
With the help of Insulin it works hard to control


From head to toe each part works hard to keep you strong and fit
Slaving non-stop all your life – until your sad exit
So please accept apologies – all body parts I’ve missed
Each one of you is precious and I’ve got you in my list


Your gall bladder & lymph nodes, patella and your spleen
Your Gluteus Maximus – not a muscle I’ll demean
Your Superior Vena Cava and at–times- forgotten gut
Your incisors, aorta and your honourable butt


A union of an egg and sperm, you’re half Dad & half Mum
Once a tiny foetus – You were smaller than Tom Thumb
With 90, 000 pairs of genes in each of every cell
You’re absolutely flawless – hope you know that you excel


From 7 billion human beings there’s no one quite like you
How God designed this Masterpiece I do not have a clue
We admire works of art and often hold our breath in awe
But seldom praise the miracle – the one your mirror saw.

 

 

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Comment on this article

  • anita britto, Mangalore/Auckland

    Tue, Mar 15 2016

    Thanks to one & all for your encouraging appreciative comments which inspires me to keep going !

    Agree [2]

  • Patsy & Vivian, Kapikad/Calgary

    Mon, Mar 7 2016

    Hey Anita, excellent article, keep up the good work!

    Agree [5]

  • Jacintha Britto, Mangalore - Kankanady- INDIA

    Sat, Mar 5 2016

    Beautiful way of relaying the message to all of us on Gods creation.Your expressions on all poems so far I have gone thru are GR8.

    Agree [6]

  • Shirley D'Mello, Mangalore/Brisbane

    Sat, Mar 5 2016

    Well written Anita a reminder that we have an awesome God and we are wonders of His beautiful creation

    Agree [7]

  • Freud D'souza , Auckland

    Sat, Mar 5 2016

    Well written..keep it up.

    Agree [6]

  • Vincent Dsa, Shankerpura/Dubai

    Sat, Mar 5 2016

    Good analysis.Well written.

    Agree [7]

  • Richard Lewis, Udyavar/Bangalore

    Sat, Mar 5 2016

    Great article Anita

    Agree [7]

  • Evans Christopher Sumitra, UDUPI/NEW YORK,USA.

    Sat, Mar 5 2016

    I have no words to express on your mind blowing article. Our human body is nothing short of a miracle. It is so well made that you cannot imagine it. Anita Britto, I hope you write more articles like this which will soothe our whole body both innerly as well as outwardly. God bless.

    Agree [6]

  • arun , mangalore

    Fri, Mar 4 2016

    Very well written madam, we all ways feel others life is better than us forgetting we ourselves is a miracle as you said. life is a gift given by god but we think always think negative, think others are happy.

    Agree [7]

  • Joe Britto, Nakre/Bangalore

    Fri, Mar 4 2016

    What a wonderful way to remind us of the greatest Miracle of life.

    It's really a wonder that our reflection is same always (Of course aging as the years roll by).

    Even a small part or the smallest part of our body is indeed a miracle. For the believer everything about life in and around Her/Him is a miracle.
    Even a stone can be brought back to life by a Geologist !
    For a Non Believer even if someone rises from the dead it's not enough .

    THANKS again Anita and keep going !!

    Agree [10]

  • Neil & preethi, Nj

    Fri, Mar 4 2016

    Awesome Anita!! We truly are an awesome work of God.

    Agree [8]

  • Cynthia Vaz, Mangalore/U.S

    Thu, Mar 3 2016

    Very well written Anita. It makes appreciate and be grateful for each and every part of our beautiful body.
    Thank you.

    Agree [13]

  • Dr Anand T Pereira, Sakleshpur/mangalore

    Thu, Mar 3 2016

    Very well written. Most of us take our body and the complex immune system for granted. Anita, Your language is simple and easily understood.Thank you.

    Agree [14]

  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Mar 3 2016

    And we still look for Miracles round us!
    Think this one is for the Atheists.
    We stand still for a minute..look at ourself and look around ..then and only then do we have a chance of having a glimpse at the 'Miracle'.
    Madam Anita as usual has portrayed
    the 'Miracle' in words as only she can.

    Agree [18]

  • geoffrey, hat hill

    Thu, Mar 3 2016

    Reminds me of an old Hindi song:

    'Jiski rachna itni sundar,
    Woh kitna sundar hoga..'

    Agree [22]


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