Thursday, June 22, 2006

Poetry Thursday- My Light


The theme was to write a poem using words you love and words you hate. I found my inspiration in my 6 month old grandson. He is my first grandson and this blog is what I will leave behind for him :)


His eyes are full of innocent wonder
covered to a world full of hate.
Blue as a sky rinsed by spring rain
can he see my fear’s reflection.

His delicious skin untouched by scorn
will my grandma kisses be enough?
I hold him until he squirms, begging
for a reprieve. How do I protect him?

I will bestow upon him the blessings
I have received, life’s lessons learned.
Live with faith, love and compassion
never losing hope of a tolerant future.

For now I will spread my butterfly kisses
in his sweet folds, showering him in love.
Awaiting the moment our eyes will connect
as his knowing smile lights up my soul.

Gramy Tammy

Read other poetry Here


RavenGrrl said...

You touched my heart, Tammy. Your grandson is a lucky boy to have you to love him as much as you do. And, he's a perfect inspiration for your poetic thoughts -- for words you love.

pepektheassassin said...

Tammy, I have only known you a very short time, but love your blog, and I enjoy seeing you and TK together so much. Both TK and your poem are a delight to see.

Deb R said...

OMG, he's SO cute! Look at those eyes and those round little cheeks.

The poem is lovely. I hope you're saving it so he'll have it when he gets older.

PS...Loved your Pop Art portrait this week too. I'm way behind on blog visits and comments so I'm doubling up so I only have one verification word, since I never seem to type them right the first time. :-)

Colorsonmymind said...


this is so beautiful and the last lines were so moving

The whole poem was, but those last few really got me.

bb said...

Oh what a cutie - I bet you can't stop kissing him! There's an echo of your poem in the Plath poem I posted today, too.

paris parfait said...

Oh, Tammy what a beautiful, poignant tribute to your precious grandson! And the photos are incredible, showing such love! Thanks for sharing this beautiful piece of writing.

mikim said...

What an adorable child! Your poem is such a beautiful gift to him, simply lovely.

the shrewness said...

such gorgeous blue eyes!

Neasa said...

Just beautiful, Tammy (both poem & grand-baby!), I love reading your family's love poems!
Hugs, Neasa

Star said...

This is beautiful, Tammy. I loved "Blue as a sky rinsed by spring rain," for they are. Keep writing these beautiful poems for him!

rachel said...

What lovely photos Tammy, all that gorgeous kissable chubby flesh that babies have.

TINKER said...

This post brought tears to my eyes!
I firmly believe in the lasting power of Grandma kisses (and those are some really kissable cheeks - what a cherub!)

Madeleine said...

What a cutie he is. You just want to give him a big squeeze. And how lucky he is to have you as his Grammy.
This blog has to be the best legacy :)

Endment said...

A very wonderful and powerful expression of love
He is adorible!!!

jim said...

This throws me back to Anne Bradstreet, which is a wonderful place/time to be, all those layers of fear, love, wisdom, hope, and joy.

AscenderRisesAbove said...

oh my gosh... I just want to blow on his fat little cheeks. what a cutie. such wisdom in those blue eyes... and it looks like he is thinking of becoming a carrot top?

Jennifer said...

very special, something to treasure. what a loving Grandma :)

Belle said...

pure sweetness!

Susannah said...

This is so beautiful - butterfly kisses straight from your heart to his - he's a lucky boy to have such a wonderful Gramy :-)

Tabor said...

You really have put yourself out there in this poem. It is real and honest and reveals how much you love him and how important he is to your life.

Amber said...

Very sweet!


Becca said...

He would certainly be the light of anyone's life! And what a lucky boy he is, to have a grammy that loves him so much.

Your poem, and your daily example of strength and courage, are great gifts to him.

Turquoise CRO said...

Beautiful Baby= Beautiful Inspiration for you and YOU did it! Your poem is sooooo SWEET! good for YOU! Tammy! Keep swimming!!!

emmapeelDallas said...

You have a real gift for writing poetry, Tammy, and TK is so beautiful.



V said...

Aww, Tammy. This is beautiful. Now we`ve found your real Muse!