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A Portrait of Two Roses

October 27, 2015
By Lucy-Agnes PLATINUM, Clarksville, Ohio
Lucy-Agnes PLATINUM, Clarksville, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"Have the courage to have your wisdom regarded as stupidity. Be fools for Christ. And have the courage to suffer the contempt of the sophisticated world." - Justice Antonin Scalia


Baby balmy blue-eyes,
Barely budding rose,
Beginning to discover
Her fingers and her toes.
Learning how to smile,
Practicing her laugh -
She's learned to cry already,
And to shred silence in half.
Her eyes open to color,
Her ears open to noise -
Her heart open to loving
And her soul open to joys.
Oh, precious baby blue-eyes
Waking to life's dawn-bird call,
May you ever be so soft and sweet,
So simple and so small.

Girlish ocean-blue eyes,
Barely blooming rose,
Beginning to discover
What is gold in what she knows.
Still learning how to smile,
To keep alive her laugh -
When she rather would be crying,
To keep her salt tears back.
Her eyes seeing new color,
Her ears hearing new noise -
Her heart striving to love,
Her soul to clasp true joys.
Oh, precious baby blue-eyes,
As I wake to life's war-call,
Teach me to be sweet as thee,
As simple and as small.


The author's comments:

I got the idea for this poem while watching my baby sister play, so innocent and sweet and simple. The first stanza describes her, and the second stanza describes me. Babies might not be able to do complex algebraic equations, excel at sports, or write poetry, but they can teach us an awful lot about life.


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on Nov. 5 2015 at 4:57 pm
Lucy-Agnes PLATINUM, Clarksville, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"Have the courage to have your wisdom regarded as stupidity. Be fools for Christ. And have the courage to suffer the contempt of the sophisticated world." - Justice Antonin Scalia

Oh, I'm glad you liked it! Thanks so much for commenting! :)

on Nov. 2 2015 at 10:45 pm
CorinneTheCow DIAMOND, Rigaud, Other
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So close yet so far

this is absolutely amazing, reminds not to lost the child in me