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Wish upon a star

On the night, of my twentieth year.
A shooting star, I saw very clear.
My wish was, said into the air.
A baby to love, either or, I don"t care.

Many years later, the wish all but forgotten. 
Until, the night of his birth.
All the wait and worry, he was well worth.
Moonlight kissed his cheeks, as he first nursed.

Calm, comfortable, warm, and just fed.
I snuggled my newborn, in bed.
Stars from the window, were shinning above his head.
Nothing more beautiful, enough words, could never be said.

As I turned, for just, one more look.
My breath, was actually took.
A star exploded, as if the sky shook. 
Definitely, something for the baby book.

Was I reminded, in a special way?
That my wish, had only been delayed.
A miracle, all the doctors say.
My baby boy, he was born today.

Mom loves you Cameron

Copyright © susan mayes | Year Posted 2011


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  1. Date: 12/5/2012 9:48:00 AM

    Susan, you penned a beautiful poem here. Thanks for sharing, Jancarl
  1. Date: 11/22/2012 7:04:00 AM

    What a wonderful memory thanks for sharing. Happy Thanksgiving Light & Love
  1. Date: 2/12/2012 3:03:00 PM

    What a great story, I enjoyed the read very much !
  1. Date: 6/8/2011 1:46:00 AM

    Wow, you wielded and welded wealthy words to write a wonderful dedication to your son. I love the flow of the lines and verses. Your son must be so blessed to have you. Keep writing with your passionate pen... I wish upon the star...that was a great one sighted for afar... Welcome to premium membership. Have a great stay here at the super Soup... Love, Adeleke
  1. Date: 5/28/2011 9:09:00 PM

    this is wonderful nicely done I have enjoyed your write tonight. cory
  1. Date: 5/27/2011 9:17:00 AM

    Welcome Susan to PM status on PS.. hope u enjoy the many new features on site u can now navigate and have fun with.. great words and title in this piece too ..happy and safe holiday weekend luv..
  1. Date: 5/26/2011 7:32:00 PM

    great pen