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Her bedroom was a sunny yellow
The paint reflecting her charms
She woke from slumber smiling
with enormous baby grins that greeted each morning

As she grew, this sunny disposition
came from her soul
As much a part of her, as her arms or legs
As sunny as the yellow curls that crowned her head

Her whims, could be soft and delicate,
like holding a yellow duckling in the palm of your hand....
but, most often, giggly and playful, and filled with mischief
like sharing yellow buttered popcorn with a friend, 
while tossing some in the air

Her heart grew like a little flame
growing brighter with every year
Her eyes would shine, like stars that twinkle in their mirth
and matured with kindness, soft as a pale yellow rose

The sun seemed to follow her radiance, a glow from within
She could warm a room on a cold day
A ray of sunshine, like the daffodils, born to lift spirits and bring a bit of cheer

It is no surprise
that the grown woman she would become
would bear a sunny little boy
with yellow curls, and a beaming smile
            who lights up my life
               who sits in the glow of yellow lamplight
                    who draws pictures of a big, fat, happy, yellow sun
                       with his favorite yellow crayon
                          and says to me.....
                                           "Will you color with me, Grandma?...
                                                   Which color do you like best?"......
For my daughter...who is the sunshine of our family...

Copyright © Carrie Richards

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  1. Date: 4/15/2010 6:33:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Linda's contest Carrie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/10/2010 1:22:00 PM
    A wonderful poem Carrie. Congratulations on your well deserved win. Aloha, Connie

  1. Date: 4/8/2010 3:43:00 PM
    Wonderful piece. I loved the expressiveness.

  1. Date: 4/8/2010 10:03:00 AM
    Yellow is my favorite too. You have penned a very sweet gem of a poem my friend with another gem like your sunshine. Give my love and blessings to your sweet doll. Congrats on your success in the contest and your poem being featured this week. Best wishes and love Carrie Richards

  1. Date: 4/8/2010 7:37:00 AM
    This is a lovely, loving poem. It is truly a winner. Joyce

  1. Date: 4/8/2010 12:33:00 AM
    Congrats on the lovely verse and your featured poetry this week Carrie.& Thank you for your much valued kind words today.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 4/8/2010 12:21:00 AM
    Congrats on the win.

  1. Date: 4/7/2010 10:04:00 PM
    A lovely work Carrie, It is a delight to read such a happy story. Congratulations on your place in the contest....cheers Margaret

  1. Date: 4/7/2010 6:08:00 PM
    Congratulations Carrie, on your well deserve place. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 4/7/2010 3:16:00 PM
    Happy write , congrats to you for the win and for your daughter! BG

  1. Date: 4/7/2010 2:17:00 PM
    Congrats Carrie on your 10th place win in my crayon contest.. a bright and cheery poem and well deserved win.. thankxxx for supporting my first contest... luv.. Linda-Marie

  1. Date: 4/7/2010 2:10:00 PM
    I adored this, and it was my sunny yellow pick as well!! Congrats on making the top ten with this awesome write, Carrie. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 4/5/2010 11:43:00 AM
    Smiles are in order for this gem of a poem, how lucky you both are to have each other--sunshine in the family, what a beautiful description--I'm sure a winner in the contest...

  1. Date: 4/5/2010 6:18:00 AM
    The beauty of the soul is the joy of family, the treasure of the soul is God alone, the fragrance of soul is the milk of poetry, and I am they all compose you. One love

  1. Date: 4/4/2010 6:51:00 AM
    Yellow is said to be a color of joy and you certainly paint an image of a very happy, loving little girl. Enjoyed very much, Carrie! Happy Easter, Carolyn

  1. Date: 4/4/2010 4:44:00 AM
    A beauiful job, Carrie! I got yellow curtains in my bedroom and the walls of my living room have a light yellow color! I am sure that your daughter will love this poem...My favourite colora afe yellow, red, brown and green and the differnt shade of those...Tank you for your kind comments...Love, Gert

  1. Date: 4/3/2010 8:08:00 PM
    This is so beautiful, I had to brush a tear away, just so much love in each word for your daughter and your little grandson, I am sure Linda-Marie will love it...and I am sure, it is a winner... but whatever, it is a winner to me.. love Constance

  1. Date: 4/3/2010 7:09:00 PM
    Awesome, Carrie, Linda sure inspired some great writing with her challenge. I love when I get a challenge that makes me WANT to write a new poem like i did today, and this one is really wonderful. YOU had so many great metaphors in it. According to Dr. Hartman's profile test, a psychological personality test, I am a white/yellow personality, Maybe your daugher is yellow too! Luv,Andrea

  1. Date: 4/3/2010 1:48:00 PM
    So beautiful, I could see the love and joy in this write. Awesome. God Bless Phyl

  1. Date: 4/3/2010 9:28:00 AM
    Aww that is so beautiful, Carrie. Your pride and love is felt strongly through the lines of this well written poem. Good luck on the contest. Best wishes, Caroline.