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The small things...

January 5, 2010
By ephemeral_dream GOLD, Easterton Sands, Other
ephemeral_dream GOLD, Easterton Sands, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"you know that place between asleep and awake, the place where you can still remember dreaming? thats where i love you peter pan, thats where i'll be waiting" Tinkerbell


Miniature fingers clasp my hand,
Now united, they tighten as I pull away.
Unruly tufts of hair tickle my lips with each kiss as
You smile – dimpled cheeks, twinkling eyes, bubbling laugh.
Enamored with your gentle perfection, I admire – content.

Darkened lashes flutter closed,
All sparkle veiled as you lie peaceful in my arms.
Your naïve beauty enhanced by the growing shadows,
I sit in quiescent contemplation whilst you stir and
Suck incessantly on your thumb, comfort in this world’s enormity.

Nestling deep in my embrace, you murmur;
Inaudible sounds form on your lips as you dream.
I hum tunelessly in accompaniment, a forgotten melody to reconcile
Your cries while your fingers curl in time to the music.
I listen, your heartbeat like a butterfly beating its wings. I rest – content.

The author's comments:
This poem is about one of my baby cousins, she is absolutely beautiful and i wanted to capture this memory.

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on Jan. 25 2010 at 1:49 pm
Secret_Love_Tells GOLD, Harrisonburg, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"I love you more than the sun loves the sky and the moon loves the stars" --my best friend
"Do it for love." --sark
"One does not succeed in never falling but in getting back up evertime they do so."- Confucius

I have to agree with Lydia. I really like the aspect of it being about a child. You really protrayed your emotions well.

on Jan. 20 2010 at 11:40 am
Lydia_the_dwarf PLATINUM, Jamison, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"Following the light of the sun, we left the old world." -Christopher Columbus

"You live by what you thrill to, and there's the end of it" -D. H. Lawrence

"If you're going through hell, keep going" -Winston Churchill

Beautiful prose, very calming and serene. I love the repetition of the "content" line. It ties the piece together and connects you and the baby. Great images and just really lovely.