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#1 of 6 Old 04-17-2007, 04:45 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Although I've written tons of letters and prose to our almost three-year-old, this is the first poem. Yesterday (the 16th) was my due date for #2, so perhaps the flow of creativity is at a high:

Night night

In the dim
blue light
of your room

there is nothing like
"see you in the morngan, Mommy"
"sleep tight"
and
feeling your tiny lips on my forehead

You mend the holes in my heart
of impatience
fatigue
despair

reminding me of the joy
of watching you grow

readying me for tomorrow



Rebecca
mama to Jackson, and baby due any time now!
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You mend the holes in my heart
of impatience
fatigue
despair
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Mommy to a wonderfully passionate little one
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Nice! I can relate! Have a wonderful birth!
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I love it! My children mend MANY holes in my heart!

~Marie : Mom to DS(11), DS(10), DD(8), DD(4), DD(2), & Happily Married to DH 12 yrs.!
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I really like the ending - how the simple act of putting yoru child to bed somehow recharges you - like a reset button - to get you ready for the next day.

I reminds me a poem I wrote over 4 years ago - thanks for bringing that back for me. I won't post it and hijack your thread . . .

I am wondering if there are poetry mamas who want to start sharing work on a weekly, monthly basis - whatever. I'm just finding it hard to make time to write these days . . .
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I love it! My children mend MANY holes in my heart!
I know exactly how you feel! Great poem!
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