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A Merry Little Essay for the Holidays…

While You Lay Sleeping….

I placed my hand on your chest and

relished the sound of your heartbeat.

While You Lay Sleeping…

I felt your warm breath tickle my ear and

welcomed a tear of unconditional love.

While You Lay Sleeping…

I envisioned your future and

marveled at the possibilities.

While You Lay Sleeping…

I caught a glimpse of who you might become and

dared to believe all your dreams would come true.

While You Lay Sleeping…

I traced the line of your face and

caught a fleeting, backward glance of my childhood.

While You Lay Sleeping…

I embraced your tiny shape and

vowed to protect you for as long as I live.

While You Lay Sleeping…

I watched you dream and

quietly realized that mine had already come true.

I finally understood why I was put on this earth…

All While You Lay Sleeping.

Please feel free to reproduce- credit to Melissa Lowry.  Thanks!

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Kim Zolotar January 13, 2012 at 8:34 pm

I think this poem is beautiful.


smartypantzed January 14, 2012 at 12:05 am

Thank you! Please feel free to share it. I’m actually working on putting it into a children’s book format too.


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