Ten fingers, Ten toes
Newborn baby wrapped within
Mom’s loving embrace
In Mom’s warm embrace, the child grows.
Too small to know
How to tie a shoe or
Reach the monkey bars
Even though she
Exerts great effort.
In the blink of an eye, an inquisitive three turns into a precocious five.
Then five becomes an independent seven.
Seven Years *
Swinging on monkey bars
Effortlessly. Seven years
Vanished before Mom’s
Eyes. The days consumed
Nurturing this gutsy girl.
And the wheel of time continues to turn.
This Little One will be ten years old in April.
2011 will mark my thirteenth year as a mom. The journey into the world of
teenagers is next.
Caution Bumpy Road Ahead
Will the next seven years pass as quickly as the first seven? I wonder
what poems a teenage girl will inspire.
Bio: Veronica Hosking, http://hosking.gather.com, is one of Mamazina Magazine’s regular bloggers.
* “Seven Years” was first published in the anthology, From the Heart (Write for Charity 2010). All the proceeds from the sale of the book are being donated to children’s charities.