To My Child

To My Child

I saw the little strip of blue
and the tears on your mummy’s face,
then her beautiful smile shine through
as I danced around the place.

I watched you moving on the screen
and heard your tiny heart beat
I was so amazed because I’d seen
your little hands and feet.

I was right there by your mummy’s side
as they lay you on her breast
my heart so full and bursting with pride,
it felt too big for my chest.

I watched as those wobbly first steps you took,
and heard your very first word,
I smiled as you shouted, “Look mummy, look!”
You were laughing and chasing a bird.

I went with you to school for your very first day,
I saw you make a new friend,
you came home full of chatter with so much to say
as your first week had come to an end.

I caught your tears as you fell off your trike
while your mummy bathed your sore knee,
I cried as you rode all alone on your bike
saying, “daddy, I wish you could see.”

I’m right by your side as you’re being so brave
for you and your mummy each day,
I hear every word you say at my grave,
my child, I’ve been there all the way.

About the author

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I'm a mother of four fantastic children (three grown up now) I took up writing again as I became disabled after a paralysing illness and needed a focus. I like to draw and paint to keep my hands busy and moving, and writing keeps my brain cells stretched, keeping the old cogs working. Of course it also keeps me out of mischief. Much love Cate

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28th Oct 2016
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Really lovely, I enjoyed reading your poem, so true of mums.
8th Sep 2016
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Thank you for reading it sukiesue and Kes
8th Sep 2016
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This brought a tear to my eye.....
27th Aug 2016
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Happy, sad, and so beautiful Cate. A,truly lovely read.

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