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· The Final Verse


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· Two Champions Reawakened

· Genesis of a Madman

· Two Champions

· Excerpt from The Idealist

· The Emperor's Lament


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· Six Seconds to Legend

· Immolation of a Language

· A Leap Through Faith

· There's a word for that...

· Our Last Walk Together

· Hide and Seek

· Verse Six

· Reflection Without a Mirror

· The Hunter

· The Empty Vessel

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  Babykins
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

ethereal

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.”

Ron
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

Papering Babes Spittin Peas & Carrots
Smashed Nanners &
Creative Artists (your walls & electronics...)
Vickie

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