Portrait (Dedicated to my son Malakai)


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    Portrait (Dedicated to my son Malakai)

    Never a portrait has been so unique
    Implanted on my mind forever
    The smallest of fingers
    that grasp every strand of hair
    The smallest of ears waiting to hear
    "I love you"
    I loved you then, as I love you now
    I loved you when I didn't know how
    When my days were filled
    with only thoughts of you
    When my memories didn't remember you
    And as my cheeks fall prey
    to your sun bitten lips
    I remember why I wanted this
    For a woman can never know
    such sweet bliss
    Till a child is hangin on to her hips

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    litilraven commented on Portrait (Dedicated to my son Malakai)


    I enjoyed this poem very much! I lost my youngest son in July of this year (age 27). This brought back sweet memories I never want to forget. Thank you.

    MsKrystle commented on Portrait (Dedicated to my son Malakai)


    This is so sweet. I love the last 3 lines. I am a mother myself and I do agree since becoming a mother I am a changed person. Children can bring such joy to your life. Nice work

    maryann72961 commented on Portrait (Dedicated to my son Malakai)


    A love like this, so pure and so sweet. well written and expressed

    MizBoonie commented on Portrait (Dedicated to my son Malakai)


    This poem is so beautiful that it brought a tear to my eye. Its a phenomenal gathering of words, and I love it.

    Poetry is what is lost in translation.

    Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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