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The Smallest Hands

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PoeticKnight
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0 posted 01-25-2000 09:11 AM       View Profile for PoeticKnight   Email PoeticKnight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for PoeticKnight

The smallest hands I ever held in my own
And the unconditional love I have known
Coming from you my sweet
As I hold you on your unsteady feet
Guiding you by the hands I hold
Warming you against the slightest cold
Learning to take your very first steps
Walking away from arms in which you’re kept
And I see before my very eyes
All the things that will make you cry
I see you trying to tie your shoe
On your first day of school
I see friends come and go
And refusing my help with a hesitant No
Letting go of my hand for you might be seen
Getting mad at me and calling me mean
My anxiety as you leave for the first date
And my bittersweet pride as you graduate
Helping you to move out on your own
Warning of the dangers of the unknown
Worrying with so much clarity
Because you are apart from me
I see you falling in love for the last time
As you finally decide upon Mr. Right
I see all of these things and most clear is,
Giving these, your little hands, into his
© Copyright 2000 J.M. Landry - All Rights Reserved
PoeticKnight
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1 posted 01-25-2000 09:17 AM       View Profile for PoeticKnight   Email PoeticKnight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PoeticKnight

To everyone who replied on my poem Little Hand Prints...thank you so much, you honor and humble me. I've been reading all of your work in here, and haven't had any time to reply to individual ones, but I feel unworthy of being in here sometimes. I hope you like this one for my daughter also.
Meadowmuse
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2 posted 01-25-2000 09:47 AM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

How poignant and heartfelt! Such a protective, nurturing message...and so true to life! (sigh) Excellently presented, JML.

Claire
PoeticKnight
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3 posted 01-25-2000 09:55 AM       View Profile for PoeticKnight   Email PoeticKnight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PoeticKnight

Thanks. I'm glad you liked.
childomine
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4 posted 01-25-2000 10:05 AM       View Profile for childomine   Email childomine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for childomine

A beautiful tribute to the object of a parents love!!
Denise
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5 posted 01-25-2000 11:32 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is so precious, JML! A walk through the life of a child! Visions that all we parents share!

Denise
Tara Simms
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6 posted 01-25-2000 03:41 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

Beautiful.  I love heart felt poetry inspired by the love for children.
dvlishimp
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7 posted 01-25-2000 05:29 PM       View Profile for dvlishimp   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for dvlishimp

This is a beautiful tribute. I hope when she is grown you will share this wonderful gift with her. A treasure for sure. What a lucky girl to have someone who has loved her and show it to her from the very beginning of life.

 And where two raging fires meet together, They do consume the thing that feeds their fury.
Shakespeare
Martie
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8 posted 01-25-2000 05:35 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

This is so sweet and tender.  Enjoyed!
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