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by Michael Wayne
Saturday, June 09, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.
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I dare you not to smile at this if you have ever cared for a child

Sitting upon the floor

my youngest daughter and I

I teach, she learns

She teaches, I learn

Together we laugh gleefully


But then...

Something is amiss

Something foul

To her it was a relief

To me it is a chore


I lay her upon her back

as I prepare the needed tools

She tussles, I embrace

hoping to prevent

a commonality from becoming a calamity


The cleansing complete

the moment has passed

For her it was nothing

to me it is everything

and on that I muse, briefly, heavy of heart


Too soon will be the day

that I will no longer be the hero

vigilant at her side

to tend

to all her needs.


Time remains ever constant

yet these days do hurry by

With the blink of an eye

and the wave goodbye

a child, she will be no more


As she so often does

in her impish and enchanting way

she frees me from this heavy thought

with a smile that could warm

even the coldest of human heart


Her name contains a melody


and playful too

It's meaning and it's sound to me

resonant within her eyes


Given the former circumstance

the latter does still hold true

She giggles as I lean in and say,

"Aria Jade...

...that was gross"

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Reviewed by Ronald Hull 6/10/2012
Sure did bring a smile. I have never raised the child, but I'm very familiar with grossness. Fortunately, she will grow out of it. Unfortunately, she will grow away from you all as soon. But, she will always think of you as, Daddy.

Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 6/9/2012
lol yes I did laugh out load :)
especially this:
"To her it was a relief

To me it is a chore"

and too...with your love & tenderness
the beauty of how you shared the learning & the teaching
and best of all being taught too...we can learn so much
from children

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