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I Blinked

Feeling a bit nostalgic lately, my daughter is only nine for now, but how quickly it has gone by. I Blinked by Amy Swanson When I first brought you home so wondrous to behold little fingers, precious toes tiny bundle of perfection And then I blinked. Nature through your eyes Each day is a surprise the time so quickly flies you gaze at life with wonder And then I blinked. With baby steps you now explore we'll never go back to before you've opened up life's door and stepped on through And then I blinked. First day of school came much too fast Your toddler days I knew would pass I wonder if my heart is glass I feel it start to break And then I blinked. Packed away your little toys you're now concerned with friends, and boys and walk with such a graceful poise - baby steps no more, you run so quickly. And then I blinked. Getting ready, that first date can't we slow things down, please wait. I hear echoes of yesterday - the years have gone by much too rapidly. And then... I blinked.

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Date: 3/12/2009 2:40:00 AM
Yes, Amy.. in the blink of an eye so much can and does unfold..we need not be told..we just have to behold..the new grows, oooh, blissful, fleeting life..Very well written, Amy!
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Date: 12/27/2008 6:28:00 PM
I love this beautiful write. Thanks for the kind comment on my poetry.
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Date: 12/8/2008 10:13:00 AM
This is wonderful! Great work!
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Date: 12/6/2008 10:01:00 AM
This was so beautiful, it does go by so fast, my little brother is now nine also, but I remember when he was tiny, I always wanted to hold him and watch him discover the world, such a joy, now he's just annoying lol. Wonderful write though, beautiful as always. ~Michaela~
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Date: 12/6/2008 9:08:00 AM
Like I said in my comments about "Little Yellow Socks"'s all passing far too quickly. One blink is all it takes and they're looking at colleges or saying they want to go into the Navy. *sigh* You've captured the essence of that phenomenon beautifully in this poem. ~Juliane
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Date: 12/6/2008 6:52:00 AM
It happens much much too quickly...I reflect on my own children, and now my grandchildren are growing in the blink of an eye. If only we could slow down time....! Lovely poem, Amy ! Love, Carrie
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Date: 12/6/2008 6:37:00 AM
How wonderfully, beautiful and sadly true. Life's good. In Christ,,Laurie
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