Monday, June 20, 2011

Poem For My Daughter

At my oldest daughter's baby shower last Saturday, it occurred to me that she was just an infant herself not so long ago. But when it comes to reminiscing, time's a tad distorted. In reality, three decades isn't just a hop, skip, and jump away.

It's nice to reflect on the past, but the future demands my attention. It sparkles with visions of what will be.

My daughter and her husband, along with all the family members, aren't the only ones full of anticipation. Here's a poem I wrote from another point of view:

To Be

Dear Mommy,
As I grow inside your womb
snug as a bug in its cocoon,
I suck my thumb
and blink my eyes.
Your strong heart beats
a lullaby.
We wait until that joyful day
when across your bosom
I shall lay.
My satin cheeks, soft as a peach
can feel your kiss
within my reach.
Inside your womb, secure and warm
my infant soul has taken form.
I faintly hear your longing sigh
as the days of waiting pass on by,
until I first appear on earth,
survive the trauma of my birth.
First breath in
the world so bright,
your soft caress,
my guiding light.
I’ll smell your scent and
hear your voice.
We’ll gaze in wonder
and rejoice  
You’ll count my toes
and hold my hand
as I explore the outside land.
Oh, how wonderful to be,
to be in your arms.
To be, to be. 

Lynn Kelley  

And so we wait...
What have you been reflecting upon lately? Past, present, or future?

(On another note, the winners of the book giveaway will be announced tomorrow on Heather Kelly's blog. Thanks to all who joined us in celebrating the release of SECRET OF HAUNTED BOG, read the interview, and left great comments. One person will win a copy of the first Monster Moon book, CURSE AT ZALA MANOR. Another will win a copy of SECRET OF HAUNTED BOG. Woo hoo!)


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Stephanie, PQW said...

Wow, cool,there can never be enough grandchildren and certainly no too many!

Lynda R Young as Elle Cardy said...

lovely poem.
Doesn't time go by so fast?

nutschell said...

awww. What a great poem, Lynn! She's lucky to have you!

Maria Cisneros Toth Blog said...

I LoVe this poem, Lynn! It's so beautiful, sweet, and heartfelt. And yep, our kidlets sure do grow up way too fast. Years just sped on by us. Thomas and April are such a cute couple and they'll make wonderful, loving, and fun parents! Thanks for sharing your poem. :-)

LynNerdKelley said...

Thanks, everyone!

Stephanie - No, there can never be too many grandkids. I'm ready for tons!

Lynda - Yes, time goes by way too fast for me these days!

Hi Nutschell - I'm lucky to have her, too! Thanks! Thanks for stopping by.

Wub2write - Coming from a master at poetry, thanks for the compliment! Yes, they'll be great parents, already reading to the baby. Bryan plays his guitar right by her tummy. Punkin kicks when he hears his/her daddy's voice. It's awesome.

I'll be gone for a few days and will catch up when I get back. George will be holding down the fort!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Bet you're excited.
I tend to think about today and a little about the future. I get fuzzy when trying to recall the past.

Chantele Sedgwick said...

What a beautiful poem. I don't know what in the world I'll do when my kids get that old! They are growing too fast already!

Steven W said...

Nice poem, thanks for sharing it.

Katie Dodge said...

I love your poem, so beautiful! Congrats! :)

SauceSimmer'n said...

oh thats just awesome! Such a exciting & amazing time..waiting for that sweet little baby. Certainly brings back those special touching moments of my own and wow my oldest is 18!! Welcome to the wonderful journey of parenthood April & Thomas! Congrats Lynn & George too

Misha Gerrick said...

Aw that is such a beautiful poem!

I hope the birth goes smoothly.


Misha Gerrick said...

Aw that is such a beautiful poem!

I hope the birth goes smoothly.


Lisa Gail Green said...

That was beautiful!! :D I'm all emo now!!

Theresa Milstein said...

Sweet poem. What a lovely birthday present.

I've been reflecting on my past and present lately.

LynNerdKelley said...

Thanks, everyone, for your comments. I enjoy reading what you have to say.

Steven, thanks for visiting my blog! Nice to meet you.