Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Precious One

You live too far away
for me to watch you grow
except for photographs
sent by your mom
and grandma, too.

I know why they call
you a great granddaughter
because that is what you are
I long to hold you
get to know you
and you know me, too.

I'll train myself to get used
to longing for you each day.
I'll see your face from a photo
on my wall. I'll remember
your smile, your smell,
the feel of you in my arms
until I hold you again.


bel said...

What a sweetie! And a beautiful ode to honor her.

Thank you for your kind comment on my blog today!

Willow said...

Ah, yes, Judy...I love your thrill about your new baby girl great granddaughter. I hope you do get to hold her in your arms again soon.

Mary said...

What a sweet litte one, Judy. Beautiful photo. I understand your feelings so very well. I can hardly wait to hold my youngest granddaughter.

brenda w said...

Tender and bittersweet...to love from afar. This is a lovely piece, Judy!

Jinksy said...

That is one cutie of a baby! :)

Sherry Blue Sky said...

This is one of the most beautiful little faces I've ever seen. I love the tender longing in your poem - so hard to be far from these precious ones! Beautiful, Judy!

Victoria said...

She is beautiful, with a spark in her eye, as you have a love spark in your words. I think she looks like you.