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I am your grandmaw

I'll finally count those toes,
those fingers, hear you
call out to us for reassurance
that the world can be safe

and also warm, your present
place too confined,
too dark for your dreams
too small for growing limbs

too small for dawning dreams.
I know you already and will say
“Hello sweet song
I am your grandmaw; I’ve always loved you.” 

©Kathryn McL. Collins
October 7, 2004

written on the day before my granddaughter Grace was born.

Copyright © kathryn collins

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  1. Date: 11/10/2012 4:14:00 PM
    This is a very happy, joyful poem, Kathy! (But I notice the date... 2004...) Terry

  1. Date: 8/4/2012 9:29:00 AM
    Oh, .... I wish this poem was mine....the message of love is one I said those lovely words so perfectly. :)

  1. Date: 7/13/2012 1:03:00 PM
    Hey, did you post this at PFT? I think I remember it and yet I have no comment here on this one. this is so comforting and sweet, Kathryn.

  1. Date: 7/2/2012 2:23:00 PM
    Grandmothers are a nice thing to have for any child. Unfortunately, I lost both of mine over thirty years ago. Good sweet write here.

  1. Date: 6/24/2012 11:40:00 AM
    Awww, what a lovely piece

  1. Date: 6/23/2012 6:11:00 AM
    So sweet! '...count those toes, those fingers,' yep! Been there, done that!! Love, Keith :)

  1. Date: 6/21/2012 11:54:00 AM
    Hi Kathryn yes our grand children are very precious, I know as I lost my grandson 5 years ago he would have been 18 this July, cherish them always, all the best Owen

  1. Date: 6/21/2012 12:58:00 AM
    Nothing as wonderful as that day of arrival when long awaited dreams come true. I woudn't want to live in a world without children. Your poem is so sweet and I know just how you feel with my new little g. daughter I care for. Blessings to all of you.

  1. Date: 6/19/2012 5:48:00 PM
    I love your sweet poem. Every child is special, and their births should be anticipated with great joy.

  1. Date: 6/19/2012 1:57:00 PM
    So beautiful welcome to your granddaughter, love sweet Kathryn.(I have 2 boys & 2 girls - grandchildren) - oxox love Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 6/19/2012 11:11:00 AM
    May she be blessed and you as well...peace to one and all.