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There is no hint, or clue
This sweet child of two
Could ever comprehend
this hug, and how it heals
all the wrongs the world has known
how it takes me to moon, gives me hope when I am blue.

With his unknowing, smiling face,
A cowlick in his hair, freckles here and there 
Who takes the air from my lungs with a glance
Skin glistening, pink and rosy from the sun,
As he comes bounding through the door,
Mud on his small shoes and face
Without an inkling or a trace..
No idea of how the pace 
of my heart bursts, in the wake 
of emotions I feel

The way that my arms would wrap around 
His small body so tightly, that he would gasp.
This well of love that I can't express....

    But of course, I don't squeeze so tightly.
      I must hold my love for him
        With more restraint,
          Keep my arms encircled in a more gentle embrace,
             For he wouldn't understand how much love
                His sweet presence stirs up the air I breathe
                   This child, this precious son of my daughter
                      Will never know....the joy...
                        how this one little boy
                          has made my life complete

for Skat's contest: Hugs

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  1. Date: 6/9/2013 9:07:00 AM
    Thank you Carrie, for the nice comment and suggestion on my Feline Alert poem... I posted a nice poem called "The Swan." I hope you like that one. It's a very special poem, simple too... hardly any metaphors. LOL, hope you enjoy the poem this morning... always Linda

  1. Date: 6/2/2013 10:53:00 PM
    What happened? This is by far the best poem in the whole bunch. Loved it and know the feeling so well. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 6/2/2013 7:24:00 PM
    Carrie what a wondrous poem congratulations on your win. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 6/1/2013 8:31:00 PM
    Carrie.. Congratulations :-) on your very sweet hugging poem. always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 6/1/2013 8:19:00 PM
    Carrie: Such emotion overflowing. You just want to squeeze them to death. Beautiful win. SuZ

  1. Date: 6/1/2013 8:05:00 PM
    Beautiful poem, congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 6/1/2013 1:14:00 PM
    sweet. CONGRATULATIONS! thank you for trying out my contest. ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 5/27/2013 10:26:00 AM
    Oh Carrie - I cry so at this endearing profession of love that a grandma's (and a mother's) heart can hold. So many lines of emotional ardor "Who takes the air from my lungs with a glance." I must send it to my daughter (OK?) and she will cry with joy as well. love, Kathy Thank you for expressing so clearly what I cannot.