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While you were sleeping

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Tara Simms
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0 posted 01-08-2000 12:51 AM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms

While you were sleeping

While you were sleeping,
I sat by your bed.
I watched you
as you smiled through your dreams.

I traced your perfect shell ear,
Touched every curl
On your little head.

I tried to sleep
But the sound of your breathing
Drew me back to your room.

I couldn’t resist
The magic which tugged
At my heartstrings
And brought me to your side.

I settled on the floor
Once again.
Back against the wall,
Holding your tiny hand in mine.

While you were sleeping
I fell in love with you all over again.



[This message has been edited by Nan (edited 01-11-2000).]
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DreamEvil
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1 posted 01-08-2000 12:55 AM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Tugging at heartstrings seems to be a passtime for your writing.

 Now and forever, my heart hears ~one voice~.
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Paul Hoekman
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2 posted 01-08-2000 01:00 AM       View Profile for Paul Hoekman   Email Paul Hoekman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Paul Hoekman's Home Page   View IP for Paul Hoekman

Well said!
I have three little girls
and have spent many moments
checking in on them
while they sleep,
I just look at them and smile
they are so precious to me.
Paul
Julie Jordan Scott
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3 posted 01-08-2000 01:43 AM       View Profile for Julie Jordan Scott   Email Julie Jordan Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Julie Jordan Scott's Home Page   View IP for Julie Jordan Scott

ahhhhh.....Tara, the love for our babies is the best, isn't it?

great work!

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hoot_owl_rn
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4 posted 01-08-2000 08:52 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Oh man....I'm sitting here with tears in my eyes. Oh, how I remember those days when my children were little and I'd go into their room just to watch them sleep, to touch their hair, to pull the balnkets up around them...this poem brought back so many emotions. Nicely written Tara!!
Michael
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5 posted 01-08-2000 10:49 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

It's an almost undescribable feeling I get watching my children in peaceful sleep.  It truly is magic.  Captured well, Tara.

Michael
Nan
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6 posted 01-08-2000 10:50 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Aren't they just angelic when they're asleep? Nice job, Tara.....
Tara Simms
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7 posted 01-08-2000 12:01 PM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms

Thank you everybody.  It is magic, the way they enrapture us.  And I love every minute of it!

 It matters not how strait the gate;
How charged with punishments the scroll;
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
--W.E. Henley


Nate Dogg
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8 posted 01-08-2000 01:16 PM       View Profile for Nate Dogg   Email Nate Dogg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nate Dogg's Home Page   View IP for Nate Dogg

Beautiful poem. It's a true testament to your love for your baby.

 Nathan
moonmoon
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9 posted 01-08-2000 10:25 PM       View Profile for moonmoon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for moonmoon

so glad I didn't miss this one Tara. What would we do without our angels? Can't imagine what life would be like without the 'shimmering radiance' that I call my daughter..

Here's to our cherubs who sculpt our lives..CHEERS  

To the top girlfriend..!!
First__Knight
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10 posted 01-08-2000 10:37 PM       View Profile for First__Knight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for First__Knight

Oh how wonderful....I have not children   and this has brought that to mind again in the wanting of a family.  Thank you Tara

 Being in love with someone is more than just saying "I love you"


Tara Simms
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11 posted 01-09-2000 10:13 AM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms

moonmoon, cheers!

First_Knight, I hope that someday you will know the joy that children can bring into a person's life.


 It matters not how strait the gate;
How charged with punishments the scroll;
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
--W.E. Henley


Severn
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12 posted 01-10-2000 07:46 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Just lovely - and a feeling many parents share I imagine.
Denise
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I agree, Tara, this is lovely and magical!  

 Denise

Songbird
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14 posted 01-10-2000 08:56 PM       View Profile for Songbird   Email Songbird   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Songbird's Home Page   View IP for Songbird

A very special poem, one that I hope you will be able to share with your daughter when she grows up.
SnglDad
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15 posted 01-10-2000 09:22 PM       View Profile for SnglDad   Email SnglDad   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SnglDad

It`s a shame that they grow up as fast as they do.The picture as well as your writing
has brought back many happy memories of when my kids were that young.  
I really enjoyed this,very heart warming.
Thank you for sharing.

 God Bless



[This message has been edited by SnglDad (edited 01-16-2000).]
Tara Simms
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16 posted 01-11-2000 02:43 PM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms

Thank you for your comments. I wrote this for my two sons.  I have emailed a picture of my sleeping boys to Nan, who will be attaching the picture to this poem.  

 It matters not how strait the gate;
How charged with punishments the scroll;
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
--W.E. Henley


Nan
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17 posted 01-11-2000 09:15 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Attached..... and they are truly adorable!!!
devina
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18 posted 01-11-2000 09:29 PM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

Tara, isn't it nice to see what little angels they can be WHILE they're sleeping???LOL  Good poem hun, and your two boys are ADORABLE!!!

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~ViXeN~
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19 posted 01-11-2000 09:35 PM       View Profile for ~ViXeN~   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ~ViXeN~

wow i really liked this poem, and the pictures were a cute added touch! very nice!
Tara Simms
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20 posted 01-12-2000 04:04 PM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms

Nan, thanks for posting the picture of my babies.  They are beautiful and angelic!

Vixen, welcome to Passions.  Thanks for the comments.

 It matters not how strait the gate;
How charged with punishments the scroll;
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
--W.E. Henley


Temptress
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21 posted 01-12-2000 11:21 PM       View Profile for Temptress   Email Temptress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Temptress

What a wonderful poem, and a mightly adorable picture. I don't have children, but one day (in about 10 years)   when I have them I am sure I'll be just as happy.
rascalx
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22 posted 01-12-2000 11:23 PM       View Profile for rascalx   Email rascalx   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit rascalx's Home Page   View IP for rascalx

Beautiful....I have three boys (who also lay all over each other when they sleep lol)..your words describe those precious feelings of parenthood so well..watching my children sleep is pure bliss..thanks for putting it to words. and the picture was a wonderful touch.
Elizabeth Santos
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23 posted 01-13-2000 01:36 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Oh! This is precious, a poem that tugs at the heartstrings of every parent. Very well written
LIz
Tara Simms
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24 posted 01-13-2000 02:57 PM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms

Jeff, Temptress and Elizabeth, thank you for your comments!  They are appreciated.  I know most if not all parents probably feel the same way I do, but you know how it is.  It feels like I'm the only one who experiences the magic at watching my kids sleep.  

 It matters not how strait the gate;
How charged with punishments the scroll;
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
--W.E. Henley


 
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