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Holding Henry's Hands

Holding Henry’s hands as he
Perambulates the room
Imbues him with the power
Which he cannot quite assume.

He knows the basics – right foot, left,
But balance is elusive;
Desire, though, outpaces skill
So Nanas are conducive.

But very soon he’ll have the knack;
He won’t need my assistance
And then there’ll come a day
When holding hands will meet resistance.

And so for now we walk and walk,
His hands and mine connected,
Wherever he may lead until
This walking thing’s perfected.

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  1. Date: 7/15/2014 4:56:00 PM

    Nice one ilene, takes me back to the days when My grandchildren were little. children are so delightful, aren't they. Enjoyed this one ilene....peter
  1. Date: 7/15/2014 8:09:00 AM

    - Practice makes the master! - Enjoy reading, Ilene ! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 7/15/2014 7:47:00 AM

    Once again ilene, so nice to get to share in your wonderful memories in the making. Peace. :)
  1. Date: 7/14/2014 10:14:00 PM

    oh Wow thats so nice, I help my best friends, who have a boy and a 18 month old girl, and what a pleasure it is to spend time with such an angel!!!! It sure brings me such smiles!!!!! Again lovely poem!!!!
  1. Date: 7/14/2014 10:01:00 PM

    I am curious about the inspiration behind this beautiful poem. I see a few scenarios, however this poem expresses a love ,patience and caring, very heartfelt! Loved it!

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