I watched you as the sunbeams danced
like fairies on your butter cheek,
my heart was plied, my will was weak,
the clock-hands whirled - I gazed, entranced.
I watched as scary pirate tales
turned real in teetering cushion dens
as through your home-made eyeglass lens
you spied the Jolly Roger’s sails.
I watched you as new thoughts unfurled
and grew like magic beanstalks do.
As each became a part of you,
I thrilled at your expanding world.
I watched you concentrating on
your buttons - oh, a challenge fit
for any knight who’d rise to it!
You overcame. My heart was won.
I watched your earnest little face
tell tales, all sweetly mispronounced,
then watching stopped, as in you bounced...
head-first into my glad embrace.
Friday 22 Feb 2019
Inspired by (thank you Emile) the Enclosed Rhyme contest (but not entered as sadly it doesn’t pass the rhymezone.com inspection!)
Also inspired by George <3 <3 <3
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