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by Patricia A. Oplinger

Friday, June 19, 2009
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Pat's reflection on son James.


Where is the tiny creature who

throbbed and strained his way out

of my body into daylight


Who, frog-like, clutched at the crib

sheets and later rolled aimlessly

across the playpen pad


Where is the toddler who swerved

around furniture and pedaled

determinedly down sidewalks


who cast his line into the lake

and built lopsided ladders to reach

tree limbs for a boy's-eye view of life below


Where the trumpet player with

tapping feet whoe voice changed

as he became a teenager


who donned a uniform to cut and dodge

and fake and shoot and pitch and hustle

and graduate


Where is the freshman who chose a

college and discovered daily life without parents

but with the love of a special female


I see them all meandering

inside a manly body sporting

a six-foot three-inch frame


shaking his head, smiling

explaining to me

Mom, it's alright. I can handle it


Wherever life carries him

a part of him will always be a

tiny creature deep inside me.




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Reviewed by Laurel Lamperd 7/1/2010
A good poem, Patricia. I think we always think about our children when they were young. We don't seem to lose that need to care and protect. Laurel
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