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First Day

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

When you were born
I marveled at the size of you
The smell of you
The sight of you.

I was afraid for you.
For everything that
Might harm you,
So I prepared myself
To be your protector.

So I did, and we shared
Every moment of the
First fraction
Of your life.

Asleep. On my chest,
When there was no other
Place that would sooth you.
I embraced your self, every sense,
Took you in.

We played, we cried
Sang, and danced
Coloured, and crafted,
We moulded, we skipped.
We shared, those moments
Of your life.

You are not mine alone.
I know this. I open my arms
To embrace you.
Often, and hard.

And then you grow,
To experience the things
We have shared
With others.
Spread the joy. Share the love.

Open your arms wide and
Send forth your
Wisdom, and beauty
And love that overwhelms
Me. At times.

Let us continue to be
Overwhelmed by our
Love for each other.
Forever more.

Further than each milestone,
As it passes, like markers on
The pathway of life,
I will be there. Always.
Near and far, always together.

  1. Blogger Pat Paulk said:

    Beautiful poem Cathy!! The heart of a mother!

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Thank you Pat.
    I respect your opinion, from the poet, himself!

  1. Anonymous poet said:

    very, very touching poem. thanks for sharing it with your readers. take care and how is your brother? poet

  1. Blogger Connie and Rob said:

    Just lovely Cathy. Thanks for sharing with us.

    Take care,

  1. Blogger Chloe said:

    happy first day little one! may all your first days be happy and fun.
    Cathy, it's a new beginning, a very exciting time for your son.

  1. Blogger Ben Heller said:

    A milestone perfectly captured by your poem Cathy.

  1. Blogger sophie said:

    that is simply gorgeous.
    gave me tingles.


  1. Blogger missy said:

    That's so lovely, Cathy xx

  1. Blogger Devil Mood said:

    That's beautiful :)

  1. Anonymous Anonymous said:

    Then befor eyou know it they are 18

  1. Blogger Heidi said:

    Beautiful, made me smile :)

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    My brother is doing much better; he is out of the suicide watch ward but still in the hospital. I think he is on the long road to healing. I also wanted to tell you that I would leave comments on your site, but ahve to leave my e-mail address, which I don't post. Take Care.

    Thank you again for your comments. My son started school this week, and although I am not weepy, I am feeling nostalgic, and loving him more than ever.

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