Monday, July 30, 2012

Sturdy Feet


Oh, so small,
Oh, so tiny.
Nestled in my belly,
Nestled in my arms.

Promise I won't hurt you,
Promise you won't hurt me.

I will protect you
From the world
Until your feet are sturdy.

'Til that time, baby,
I will teach you
The ways of man.

'Til that time, baby,
I will teach you
The stories of man.

'Til that time, baby,
I will nestle you
In the coccoon
Of my love and security,
Until you grow
To big for it,
And it unravels at
Your feet.

Your sturdy feet.

Pray with me, baby,
As I pray for us
That our journey together
Will be filled with
Love, wisdom and respect.

Pray with me, baby,
That during our journey,
We grow stronger
And wiser together.

Pray with me, baby,
That during our journey
You attain my strengths
And during you life,
You overcome and forgive
My weaknesses.

Baby,
I can't promise you
A perfect world,
A loving world,
A compassionate world.

But I will introduce you
To a world that has
The potential to be
Excellent, loving
And compassionate.

And with your help, baby,
We can make our world
These things and more.
Not for us now
But for those who
Come after us.
So rest now,

Rest in my belly,
Rest in my arms,
Rest and grow strong
For when your time comes
And you are called
To change the world.

Oh, so small,
Oh, so tiny.
Nestled in my belly,
Nestled in my arms.


Submitted to dVerse Poets Open Link

4 comments:

Brian Miller said...

beautiful...simply beautiful thoughts on a child growing inside youa nd your hopes and prayers for who it will be...

RMP said...

"I will nestle you / in the cocoon / of my love and security / until you grow / too big for it / and it unravels / at your feet"

I love the imagery here, the idea that eventually it will be time to let go and to spread the wings and fly away.

Quotes,Photos and a little Poetry said...

I'am so glad I came to read this touching poem. You sound like you would be an amazing parent that would raise hopefully a like wise person.

lucychili said...

beautiful poem
beautiful love

 
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