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(13)A Child of Love
by Douglas W Bentley
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Every birth
A gift
A miracle.

Every child

Travail to joy
Joy to happiness
Fed with mother's milk
Coos for attention
Hugged in her arms
So safe
No harm.

Such innocence
Not accountable
Nor responsible
Given by the Grace
Of God Almighty above
A child of love.

Every minute
As if it might be your last
They grow up so fast
You may blink
They're past
And you're just left to think
And miss
Why does God work like this?


The cradle now empty
The caboose uncoupled
You'ld think I'ld throw a party!
But why am I troubled?

Every birth
A gift
A miracle.

Every grandchild
Now even more special.

(c) 8/8/06 DWB














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Reviewed by m j hollingshead 6/15/2014

very nice

Reviewed by Christine Alwin 5/11/2011
Doug, How true..My 4 children grew in a flash...I am blessed with my 2 Grandgirls, they are truly my breath..and only God knows right now if I will have more :)
Reviewed by Clarence Prince 12/8/2010
It is so very true!!!! This is a good poem, Douglas.
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 3/20/2010
I DO love the fuzziness I feel when your words tweek my nourishing instincts. Southerners know the depth of love is fathomless...especially that of parents and child.
Love... your redneck southern lady!
Reviewed by Debra Baker 3/19/2010
Douglas, a beautiful write so true...Before we realize it...they are gone in the blink of an someday experience exactly as the heart does who wrote this poem...the beautiful memories we come to miss so much.
Reviewed by Diana Wiles 3/18/2010
Beautiful...and every word so true..

Hugs, Diana..
Reviewed by Lois Christensen 8/28/2008
9 grandchildren I have, and one great grandchild on the way. I have been waiting for this 3 years now, but it does seem a long while, it is only a dream away. I am to be greatgrandma in April or end March and now will be like my friends.
Reviewed by Axilea MU 12/5/2007
As a mother, I know how this feels. There are many wonderful things that I miss, but then, instead of missing them, I feel lucky for all the memories. And I look at her, growing stronger, becoming more independent, radiant and I'm proud of her, proud of us.

Well... grandchildren... that I don't know yet!

Lovely little strophe:
"Every birth
A gift
A miracle."


Reviewed by Bennett 3/4/2007
Your poetry gives on so m uch meaning that you have to recieve positive feedback from all that review. Thanks for sharing with me and many others here on the lovely Den.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 8/10/2006
Yes. They do grow up so (too) fast, Douglas. This is a lovely gift well-shared. Thank you. Love and peace,

Reviewed by Miss Pandora 8/8/2006
"Enjoy, Every minute, As if it might be your last, They grow up so fast..." how right you are with this wonderful composition Douglas. In wonderfully concise terms you have just conveyed all I feel and all I perceive as a mother...beautiful! Thank you. Panda :)

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