Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Smiling On Life


I took this picture of my son and his grandmother at our niece's wedding on Saturday.

Son
Of mine
Once so small
Smiling on life
Caped superhero
Defender of the weak
A sentry, righter of wrongs
“How are you?” I’d ask. “Pretty fine.”
I listened in awe and watched with pride
As he grew into a fine gentleman
Devoted to family and friends
Loving, giving, caring for all
Secure in his convictions
Trustworthy and honest
Life smiles on him, too
Quiet and strong
I smile to
Think of
Him

8 comments:

  1. I love the images of your son throughout his life in this poem, from a young boy to a mature adult. "Life smiles on him" is a great line, it says so much.

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  2. So much joy and pride and love are woven into this beautiful poem!

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  3. Just beautiful. I like the way you wove that regular dialog in, just showing the sweet interaction between you, & that line "I listened in awe and watched with pride" as the transition, and wraps the lines up above and below together so well.

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  4. First, I love the form (the diamond). Second, the words are just beautiful. You captured how much you love him in this gorgeous poem.

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  5. Thank you for letting me think of my own sons and who they are. This post inspires me.

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  6. Beautiful! I felt the pride that you have in the amazing man you've raised. I'm sure that he'll be touched when you share it with him.

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  7. "I smile to think of him" Love that ending.

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  8. I love the image of the "caped superhero." Sons are special. I agree with Stacey, love the diamond shape of your poem.

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