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Treasure of My Soul

I held an angel in my arms today,
A precious babe snuggled against my breast.
And my heart was overwhelmed with so much love,
As she lay contentedly at rest.

I watched her as she slept so soundly,
Gazed at her cherub face in sweet repose.
I marveled at her tiny features,
Like her dainty shell-like ears and button nose.

I brushed my lips against her downy head,
Her skin like velvet to my touch.
I gave thanks to God above for His priceless blessing
Of this little angel girl I love so much.

The birth of my first grandchild has awakened,
A joy that my soul cannot contain.
From day one my heart's been captured by her,
Firmly caught and held by love's strong chain.


8/9/13
Entered in Shadow Hamilton's "Your Favorite Old Poem" contest

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Date: 3/3/2017 11:16:00 PM
Pulls at the heartstrings, you've captured these feelings so well in this poem. Well written, and I love the flow
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Kim Merryman
Date: 3/12/2017 4:37:00 PM
Thank you, Maria!
Date: 3/13/2016 7:42:00 PM
A truly heartfelt poem, so beautifully written, and you definitely have talent!
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Date: 3/6/2016 12:58:00 AM
This is what we need poets for: to give wings to our leaden tongues. "...A precious babe snuggled against my breast. And my heart was overwhelmed with so much love, As she lay contentedly at rest. I watched her as she slept so soundly, Gazed at her cherub face in sweet repose. I marveled at her tiny features, Like her dainty shell-like ears and button nose. I brushed my lips against her downy head, Her skin like velvet to my touch..." Lovely piece!
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Date: 2/24/2016 2:47:00 AM
You are my kind of poet Kim. You write with sincerity and love. Your poems inspire. I can so relate to this poem. It is lovely! #7
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Date: 2/24/2016 1:30:00 AM
Well this is very sweet :)
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Date: 2/23/2016 4:08:00 PM
Hi Kim: A very sweet emotional poem of a love of a child. My compliments.
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Date: 2/23/2016 3:35:00 PM
for in this world of many whose how sweet the joy of love and the gift of life the pleasure that your words bring as they weave upon this page bless you
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Date: 1/16/2016 11:10:00 PM
Kim, This jewel of a poem sweetly captures the enduring power of maternal love. It touches the heart. Thank you for sharing it. hugs x x x
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Kim Merryman
Date: 1/26/2016 12:33:00 PM
Thank you, Paul! I'm glad you like it!
Date: 8/21/2015 2:02:00 PM
Kim: Since I'm late reading this, that little babe is in the midst of their "terrible twos" by now. :o) We have 10 and impossible to pick favorites. Thank you for sharing this lovely piece. oldbuck
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Kim Merryman
Date: 8/28/2015 7:02:00 PM
Yes, she just turned two last month and she is a handful, but wouldn't trade her for anything! Thanks for stopping by, Old Buck!
Date: 6/11/2015 11:01:00 PM
Kim, a powerful and emotive winner!
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Kim Merryman
Date: 7/20/2015 5:06:00 PM
Thank you, Lyric Man!
Date: 6/10/2015 5:04:00 PM
Enjoyed reading of your emotional response to your grandchild Kim, and congrats on the placement..'
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Kim Merryman
Date: 7/20/2015 5:05:00 PM
Thank you, Joe!
Date: 6/10/2015 11:48:00 AM
Hi Kim! No wonder this is one of your favourite poems! It is touching, graceful and a delight to read. I have one granddaughter and she means the world to me! Congrats on a merited win. // paul
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Kim Merryman
Date: 7/20/2015 5:04:00 PM
Thank you, Paul! My little Ava means the world to me, too.
Date: 6/9/2015 6:50:00 PM
I loved your poem about your first grandchild, Kim, congrats on your win and thanks so much for visiting my site today. Hugs, Darlene
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Kim Merryman
Date: 7/20/2015 5:02:00 PM
Thank you, Darlene!
Date: 6/9/2015 11:51:00 AM
KIM. Congratulations on your awesome win. HUGS **SKAT**
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Kim Merryman
Date: 7/20/2015 5:02:00 PM
Thank you, Skat!
Date: 6/9/2015 9:20:00 AM
such a touching poem Kim I hope I am around long enough to see grandchildren! :-) Hugs jan xx
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Kim Merryman
Date: 6/9/2015 10:30:00 AM
Thank you, Jan! Grandchildren are so much fun! They keep you young.
Date: 6/9/2015 6:32:00 AM
Simply beautiful...Congrats on your win Kim
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Kim Merryman
Date: 6/9/2015 10:28:00 AM
Thank you, Joseph! Appreciate your comments!
Date: 6/8/2015 10:11:00 PM
Congratulations on a fine win and great poem my friend. A7
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Kim Merryman
Date: 6/9/2015 10:27:00 AM
Thank you, Robert! Appreciate your comments!
Date: 6/8/2015 8:42:00 PM
What a beautiful write this is, Kim! Lovely and touching with such awesome imagery! Congratulations on your great win and congratulations on having such a treasure in your life! Warmest regards. Pandita
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Kim Merryman
Date: 6/9/2015 10:26:00 AM
Thank you, Pandita! I appreciate your encouraging comments, and, yes, my granddaughter Ava is a treasure!
Date: 6/8/2015 8:31:00 PM
your delight beams out Kim great write congrats on placing hugs
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Kim Merryman
Date: 6/9/2015 10:23:00 AM
Shadow, thank you so much for my placement in your contest!
Date: 5/9/2015 6:36:00 AM
There's nothing like a grandmother's love. Nicely written!
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Date: 9/12/2013 8:15:00 PM
This is a perfect tribute to your grandbaby - I call poems like this a Heartstone because it is a touchstone in what we share as to what's good & beautiful in humanity... Nice work KM ... MoonBee
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Date: 9/3/2013 1:45:00 PM
A beautiful tribute to your grandchild! Very heart-felt, well done! MC
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Date: 8/25/2013 11:35:00 AM
A grand parent's lyrical praise of a child's blessing to a frayed world. Beautifully done. Allan
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Date: 8/24/2013 11:20:00 AM
Very beautiful poem
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Date: 8/23/2013 4:07:00 PM
Perfect poem! There is not really anything to say.
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