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Four Little Words

The buzzing wakes me,
The intercom.
It's the family.
We take off her coat,
Her little scarf and mitts.
She climbs in beside me.
Cold cheeks,
Little blocks of ice
Against my body ,toasty warm.

Shall we play?
Out comes Big Ted,
And the favourite book.
I read.
Big Ted looks on.
We sing twinkle twinkle,
Big Ted dances.
We sing again, Big Ted claps.
We take a bow
And we laugh.
I read again 
From the favourite book.

Two pairs of eyes
Sit entranced.
One, brought into reality
By the imagination of a child
The other pair locked into
A world of fantasy.
Warm, safe,
Wrapped in the arms
Of family love.

We sing again.
Big Ted is tired. 
I am tired,
The family see.
It's time to go.
We put on her coat,
Her little scarf and mitts.
Little arms hug tight,
Baby soft lips plant
A wet kiss on my cheeks.
And so her warmth leaves
With a wave of the hand.

I feel a familiar chill
Of emptiness descend
Upon me.
Then a new sound.
It carries through the letterbox,
Ascends the stairs
And reaches right 
Into my heart.
Just four little words.

I love you Nanny.

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  1. Date: 11/10/2010 11:03:00 AM
    Sylvia, Amazing and delightful poem so full of love and caring. I am so glad I stopped by to read you Thank you for this, its wonderful As Always, Shar

  1. Date: 11/10/2010 8:11:00 AM
    What a wonderful poem! Thanks for sharing. What can be more fun than a little child. Elton

  1. Date: 11/6/2010 9:23:00 PM
    wow strong images here my friend

  1. Date: 11/3/2010 10:43:00 PM
    This sure made me smile, June :) four little words indeed but with such a HUGE impact, could turn lives around, especially if said with such sincerity by a child-- really love how each line leads to the next in a gripping way :) & Thank YOU for your sweetest comments, I sure was smiling a lot as I read those, you are a sweetie pie, enjoying my poems like that, so happy that you did ^_^ totally warmed my writer's heart, thank you & yup I am a ball, I need to lose weight! O_o hugs nikko :)

  1. Date: 10/28/2010 2:00:00 AM
    This poem was beautiful and ended with four beautiful words. I have no children or grandchildren, but this poem still brought tears to my eyes. Thanks for sharing your poetic gift with us. Jancarl

  1. Date: 10/23/2010 3:17:00 PM
    Lovely poem, Sylvia. Ruben.

  1. Date: 10/22/2010 5:45:00 AM
    Oh so sweet of a write June and this warms my heart as I have three little ones too.. such a treat when they stay over and we can spoil them a bit.. a lovely write with its creative theme .. enjoyed ..happy weekend..with luv..

  1. Date: 10/21/2010 8:14:00 PM
    This is adorable, Sylvia! Those four words mean so much coming from a sweet little girl. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 10/21/2010 4:49:00 PM
    very touchy and intellectual write , Sylvia

  1. Date: 10/21/2010 3:45:00 PM
    I can totally relate..Very moving ending ..Sara

  1. Date: 10/21/2010 3:09:00 PM
    This poem is terrific! Wow! Great write; is going to my favorites! Wayne