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I see it, little one ...
In the magic of your eyes -
'Tis the world, blooming wondrous!
Bright, dazzling dreams of a midday meadow,
A softened sweep of butterfly wings, azure-bound,
The warm, wobbly mud of a May puddle,
And a kiss, stolen from your cheek
By a sweet smile in pinafore and pigtails.

Oh, how your absinthe gaze dances,
Splattered with tendrils of shimmering gold ...
A million mercurial meanderings, borne,
Alighting like fireflies on the weeds of your thoughts,
And tickled by the breezes of possibility -
"What if?" they whisper ...
Answers blossom in your mind like rare orchids,
All that is imagined, and all that beyond!

Little man, so dear ...
Such fearsome, fine enchantments await -
You are a book of perplexity and blank pages
That time and love and learning wait to write upon ...
A grand tome of course and experience -
The splendid circus and surreptitious story, Life,
That twirls and prances in your eyes,
And whose magnificent, mysterious, marvelous conclusion ...

I will leave ... to you.

Written and submitted on November 8, 2019
For the "2 To 12" Poetry Contest
Beth Evans, Sponsor.

~  For my Grand-nephew, Killian ... all my hopes, little man.  ~

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019

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Date: 11/23/2019 6:11:00 PM
Congratulations, dear Greg! Love: By a sweet smile in pinafore and pigtails.
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Date: 11/22/2019 12:31:00 AM
Congrats on your winning poem Greg
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Date: 11/21/2019 7:59:00 PM
superb poetry, so magical, Greg. Big congratulations to you.
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Date: 11/21/2019 6:06:00 PM
Congratulations on placing 3rd, Gregory, a lovely poem.
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Date: 11/8/2019 9:31:00 AM
Aw the picture won’t load! Never mind. Your words are picture enough.
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 11/8/2019 9:33:00 PM
Thank you so very much, Nina, this was an enjoyable write, and I'm happy you found it worthy! Photo should load now. Blessings, Dear Poet! :o) <3
Date: 11/8/2019 6:20:00 AM
Wonderfully expressed. Impressive write. Blessings to you, Gina
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 11/8/2019 9:31:00 PM
Many kind thanks to you, Regina, that's very thoughtful of you to say! Blessings, My Friend! :o) <3