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Baby Gecko

Baby gecko on the wall
You are so very, very small.
Have you come inside to play?
Or just to pass the time away?

Does your mother know you’re here?
Or is she searching everywhere.
She must be frantic with emotions reeling
While you’re just walking on my ceiling.

If I catch you, and put you out
Will you know your way about?
If you go through a different door
You won’t see your mother anymore.

So I’ll have to let you stay
To wander on your merry way.
I hope one day you’ll be big and strong
And stay outside, where you belong

Copyright © Patrick Maitland | Year Posted 2012


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  1. Date: 1/21/2016 8:45:00 PM

    PATRICK, Awesome Poem, thanks for sharing **SKAT**
  1. Date: 4/3/2013 1:57:00 PM

    The poem tells it all,well rhymed and written. i enjoyed it.well done.
  1. Date: 5/27/2012 3:55:00 PM

    so smooth,love it
  1. Date: 5/26/2012 6:00:00 PM

    Nicely written I know exactly what you mean but I always put them out lol. :)
  1. Date: 5/21/2012 6:54:00 PM

    This would be fun to read aloud. thanks for sharing.
  1. Date: 5/18/2012 4:44:00 AM

    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you Patrick. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Love, Carol
  1. Date: 5/15/2012 9:38:00 PM

    this is very cute, Patrick.
  1. Date: 5/15/2012 9:05:00 PM

    i like this one too
  1. Date: 5/15/2012 9:04:00 PM

    i like this one too