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Watching You Sleep (for my son)

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PhaerieChild
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0 posted 06-14-2000 11:38 PM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for PhaerieChild

Watching You Sleep

I hear you breathing even and slow
Slumber, so peaceful, becomes you.
A slight turn, a sigh escapes your lips.
Fluttering eyelids, revealing a touch of blue.

A stray strand of hair across your brow.
You look so charming and sweet.
Remembrances mayhaps that cause
You to swim deeper into your dreams.

Eighteen now, you're still just my li'l man.
I remember the day I brought you home.
Swaddled in receiving-blanket blue
You were a love I could call my own.

You've grown up straight and tall
A man in body but my li'l boy in my eyes.
You've turned out loving and caring
Somewhat lazy, I guess part of your guise.

You have a sense of humour so funny
A laugh that floats easy on a breeze.
When angered, your blue eyes get so stormy.
But clouds disappear with willingness to please.

So eighteen years later I still watch you sleep
Wondering where your life will take you.
I hope the sweetness that is in your soul,
And the love in your heart remains strong and true.


By Wild Child    6/6/00  Magnolia Manor
Dedicated to my son Steven Leviticus (Levi) Holder


 Poetry~ Words falling on paper, painting a dream.

Shawna R. Holder
Boise, Idaho




[This message has been edited by WildChild (edited 06-14-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Shawna R. Holder - All Rights Reserved
Romy
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1 posted 06-14-2000 11:58 PM       View Profile for Romy   Email Romy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Romy

I also have a son (nineteen)who grew up faster then I wanted him to.

This poem is so lovely and heartfelt,it brought tears to my eyes.

They will always be our "little boys" won't they?

Debbie
dgvarner
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2 posted 06-15-2000 12:36 AM       View Profile for dgvarner   Email dgvarner   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for dgvarner

this is so sweet..how neat to have a mom writing poetry to her 18 yr old son...

no matter who theyre written to, i still call them "love letters"     i could really feel the love in this one..i imagine he must think youre pretty awesome too! .....  

dg


 "A Poet's life is on written page; a scenario to take the stage--watch..." dgvarner
PhaerieChild
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3 posted 06-15-2000 01:54 AM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

Debbie...yes, they will always be our "little boys". Of course I can't tell him that. lol. Thanks for reading.

dg...love letters..yes that's it exactly..a love letter. I hope he thinks I'm awesome but as long as he still loves me, it will be awesome enough for me.

 Poetry~ Words falling on paper, painting a dream.

Shawna R. Holder
Boise, Idaho


StarrGazer
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4 posted 06-15-2000 09:27 AM       View Profile for StarrGazer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for StarrGazer

This  was beautiful, he might  not treasure it now, you know the  rebellious teen thing  but  I'm sure  as he  gets  older  he  will appreciate  your ability  to express your  love so poetically !!
Tramp Poet
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5 posted 06-15-2000 11:36 PM       View Profile for Tramp Poet   Email Tramp Poet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tramp Poet's Home Page   View IP for Tramp Poet

Sister Dear,
yes iwill always see that wide-eyed little
boy with scapes and scabs and hard won
scars...also peeking out of his plywood
walled "bedroom"...and laughing in the pool!
Hard to believe they are all grown up now...
makes ya wanna get a few more, huh?
D


  bleeding...

"Tis ink coming
from his arm,
Captain!"


Alle'cram
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6 posted 06-16-2000 03:35 PM       View Profile for Alle'cram   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alle'cram

Hi WildChild, This was precious and brought back many memories of my own. Beautifully written and from your heart. Loved it. Marcy
kelieth
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7 posted 06-17-2000 01:12 AM       View Profile for kelieth   Email kelieth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit kelieth's Home Page   View IP for kelieth

Great story of your love for your son.  If nothing is more aprehensive as the wonders of life.



 Kevin

"Anything is possible with patience, time is the tool use it to reach your goals."
brian madden
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8 posted 06-17-2000 12:42 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

a beautiful poem and touching tribute to your son. wonderfully written.

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"Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints. Kill nothing but time".

Baltimore Grotto

"To be nobody-but-yourself-in a world which is doing its best night and day, to make you everybody else - means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting."

E.E Cummings.

"Art is a lie which makes us realise the truth." Pablo Picasso

"We Irish are too poetical to be poets, we are a nation of brilliant failures" Oscar Wilde


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Munda
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9 posted 06-18-2000 09:47 AM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

WildChild, this is beautiful !
Honeybee
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10 posted 06-18-2000 02:09 PM       View Profile for Honeybee   Email Honeybee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Honeybee


What a beautiful tribute to your son.

"a man in body but my lil' boy in my eyes"

Very true!  Although I am 21, my mom still calls me her lil' baby girl.  You should definately show this to him, or better yet when he, someday, has a child of his own, then give this poem to him, he'll surely appreciate it then and understand the love of a parent  

Take care,
Melissa Honeybee
darbo
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This is a very touching poem.  I wish every child could experience the love that you show.
Justbleu
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12 posted 07-17-2000 08:59 AM       View Profile for Justbleu   Email Justbleu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Justbleu's Home Page   View IP for Justbleu

So sweet and loving....loved this!!
Bridgette  


"Somewhere, somehow, it should be possible to touch someone and never let go again. To hold someone, not for a moment but forever." Unknown
Denise
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13 posted 07-17-2000 08:40 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Beautiful, tender and touching, Shawna! How come it's not a book selection? Great picture too!

Denise

[This message has been edited by dsnyder (edited 07-17-2000).]
midnightblues
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14 posted 07-18-2000 04:27 AM       View Profile for midnightblues   Email midnightblues   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit midnightblues's Home Page   View IP for midnightblues

What a lovely reminisce! As an 18 yr old myself, my mom dotes on me too *S* WildChild, this is beautiful!

love, michelle

If there cannot be equal in affection, then let the one with more be me - midnightblues™
PhaerieChild
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15 posted 07-18-2000 10:36 AM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

Thanks to all of you in your replies. I finally showed it to him and got the greatest smile and hug from him and he even wanted a print out.

In answer Denise, I didn't post it as a book selection because I didn't know how at that time. Now it's too late LOL.

Thanks again to all.


PS....Dan...I thought about it and decided that NO I don't want a few more...grandkids are good enough LOL..



Poetry~ Words falling on paper, painting a dream.

Shawna R. Holder
Boise, Idaho




[This message has been edited by WildChild (edited 07-18-2000).]
dgvarner
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16 posted 07-19-2000 12:38 AM       View Profile for dgvarner   Email dgvarner   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for dgvarner

hey!  i see where you sd it was "too late" to post this poem as a book selection--but its not..if you havent already, just repost it in voices on the web!  (remember to mark it as a book selection so we can put in our vote!)

dg


"i speak in written word--my lips, no sound may utter..." dgvarner
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a touching gift
Becky Mangrum
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Beautifully done it speaks for its self  oh and lord yes wait for the grandchildren lol
 
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