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Little child

forging tiny
on the rug 

a gentle hug

from arms
so warm
and soft

one’s that hold
you aloft

Your eyes
stare downward

in wonder

and under
neath those 
starried eyes

can you see
the caring two
who are trying?

to give in excess
all the love
they possess
in their souls

unto you

to behold

Tiny girl

inhale all
the splendors
of the world
now that
you’re young

and the
subtle songs 

as you grow 

are silent
of a love
you’ll come
to know

when you
your own



Step forward, 

my love.

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  1. Date: 8/18/2010 3:18:00 PM
    You are so warm and caring, John. I see this not only in this poem, but many of yours. Congratulations on your big win in the contest! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 8/18/2010 9:09:00 AM
    beautiful , congrats on your win

  1. Date: 8/18/2010 7:57:00 AM
    Congrats John on your 2nd place in Catie's Baby Boo's contest with this perfect write and super win for superior effort.. u always amaze me John.. well deserved win ..enjoy my friend.. with luv.. caio..

  1. Date: 8/18/2010 7:44:00 AM
    This is a bit of magic in poetry...the love that pours out with such simplicity! A lovely, gentle poem, John! Such a pleasure to read. Congratulations! ....('s Movie/TV land ?? Hope all is going well !! :) Post a blog soon, and let us hear! Love, Carrie

  1. Date: 8/18/2010 5:10:00 AM
    You did a super fantastic job with this piece of poetry John. Congratulations on your win in Catie's contest. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/2/2010 2:07:00 AM
    Very sweet. Nice write.

  1. Date: 6/17/2009 4:14:00 PM
    Breathtaking and beautiful, John. Your love pours life into these words. *sigh* Well done, as always. Fondly, Donna

  1. Date: 3/15/2009 8:26:00 AM
    This is beautiful, John, ''Trying to give all the love they possess in their souls." How could it be described any better? Love, daver

  1. Date: 3/13/2009 5:18:00 PM
    John, this is just precious. It made me smile. They are so sweet and innocent, aren't they. Always watching everything and learning from everything we do. Love Christie

  1. Date: 3/13/2009 2:08:00 AM
    So much love and truth weaved carefully within each line; she's lucky to have such a loving uncle. :) I know this poem, and love love as well. love, Kristin

  1. Date: 3/12/2009 8:41:00 PM
    John what a tender loving poem - I bet she loves her Uncle Johnny - It is a good life we get to share with those that we love - God Bless you John, MJ

  1. Date: 3/12/2009 8:34:00 PM
    yea, I read it, yea, it's good..okay so here I go again....grovel, grovel..:)-AA

  1. Date: 3/12/2009 7:37:00 PM
    Awww! This poem is so sweet it makes me wanna cry :) Weel done! Much love, ~Catherine:)

  1. Date: 3/12/2009 7:19:00 PM
    How sweet and so special. She is a lucky child. This is very well written and straight from the soul. Smiles from Lolita