When I was a very young mom back in the Eighties, I often drew writing inspiration from my two children. To honour Mother’s Day, I am publishing a couple of short pieces from my 1980’s archives. For today, here is a poem.
Picture a Little Girl
Picture a little girl with eyes of warm innocent blue.
Picture the morning sun kissing her braids as they swing and dance in the breeze.
Think of a youngster who adores her new puppy, and yet chastises him severely when he chases her “poor little cat”.
Imagine a child with a song in her voice and a laugh always ready,
Yet almost as easily a tear is born because her heart is so soft.
Think of a little girl who loves reading fairy tales, chewing bubblegum, and giving big wet kisses,
And yet can be quiet, intense, and deeply absorbed in a thought.
Imagine a little girl graced with all of these qualities.
Wouldn’t you love it, if you had a daughter like that?
I’m glad I do.
Tomorrow: My Son