Saturday, February 19, 2011

In the still Quiet of the night

Little man you are so wriggly
Constantly on the move
Once so little and so fragile
now I can hardly keep up
Will you still need me soon
Or will I be just a distant memory
As you navigate this big wide world

Ah, but I have found your quiet time
The time when you are still
Deep in the land of dreams
I creep quietly into your room
carefully envelop you in my arms
And hold you
Just hold you
Smell your lovely milky breath
Stroke your soft blond hair
kiss you gently
Savouring this time of innocence
This time when I am your nourisher,
your provider,
your keeper

You may not remember
when you are all grown up
and in this big wide world
But I will remember
I will remember the time
When I held you in my arms
In the still quiet of the night.


This song plays in my head when I do this with my son.

"Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him." Psalms 62:4


The South African Kiwis said...

Oh... now you made me cry! Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Bella! Bella!

lesmondj said...

Very nice my love. Reminds me of that book...I'll love you forever. Impressed with your poetry skills!

TracyP said...

that is beautiful writing! Stunning!
I have tagged you with a blog award because you are so inspiring!

KendylsPlace said...

So gorgeous, Jacksta. You are very talented!

jacksta said...

Thanks the first poem Ive ever written! Just felt like summing up my feelings on the matter