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Child

Moments in time
precious Jewels
A warm embrace
comfort and need
A sweet smile
eternal Joy
Blessed sweetness
in your eyes
I hold to these
close to my Heart
Little hands that clutch mine


A simple poem such as this is evocative of William Blakes "Infant Joy."

Infant Joy

"I have no name;
I am but two days old."
What shall I call thee?
"I happy am,
Joy is my name."
Sweet joy befall thee!

Pretty joy!
Sweet joy, but two days old.
Sweet Joy I call thee:
Thou dost smile,
I sing the while;
Sweet joy befall thee!



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Rei H. of Lancaster, California writes, "I am a single female. I love to write poetry, but I am sometimes not satisfied with the way it turns out. I guess I enjoy the process but not the end result as much. My favorite poem is Sonnet 29 by Shakespeare, but my favorite poet is Robert Frost. The poem I am submitting is dedicated to all parents. "