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April 17, 2013

WELCOME – A poem by Jean Kay

For day 17 of National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo) “write poems of greeting. There’s lots of things you could greet. The subject’s up to you — now get out there and say “hello!”  Here is mine.


Welcome tiny, precious child.

Do you know how loved you are?

My loving bond will be with you

always, wherever you are.


I watched you come into our world.

I witnessed your first cry.

I heard words of joy from your parents,

like a comforting lullaby.


I recall the first time I held you

as my heart burst open with pride.

Your tight grip around my finger

confirmed love I felt inside.


Ten fingers, ten toes, beautiful eyes,

soft, fine, lovely dark hair,

I’d forgotten I could love that much.

What a privilege to be there.


Such an honour to be your Granny,

I’ll be able to watch you grow,

and give you hugs and kisses,

teach you some things I know.


This reads like a new arrival, but

my precious girl is almost ten.

I can relive those treasured moments

in my mind, time and again.


Jean Kay

April 17, 2013

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