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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Concepts of Time



Today my fingers fumbled over cupcake liners
Just yesterday it was diapers.
Today I turned in your kindergarten registration
Just yesterday you were discharged from the hospital.
Today I combed your hair
Just yesterday I stroked your bare head.
Today I said, "one more day bugga boo!"
Just yesterday I said, "hello my sweet."
Tomorrow you will turn five,
and someday it will seem like just yesterday.

6 comments:

  1. My bugga boo turns 9 on Friday...I feel your pain, Mama. It just happens way too fast!

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  2. I love this structure. It is so true it was just yesterday they were so little, now today they are grown up, married, and turning 30. How did this happen?

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  3. Oh, it's another goodbye poem which I adore. As Elsie said, the structure is lovely, & of course bittersweet is the content. How do they grow so quickly? Happy birthday to your 'baby'!

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  4. I love writing poems for people's birthdays. Even more special, it was one for your daughter. Congratulations, Mom! Happy "birth-giving" day to you!

    P.S. I also liked the structure :)

    Thanks for sharing.
    Mandy @ The Chockboard

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  5. Love, Love, Love this! What an exciting time! Don't you want "bugga boo" to be small again, but yet excited for what is to come? I have felt this way at each stage of my children's lives.

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  6. What a beautiful poem! I really liked the juxtaposition of events - registration for kindergarten, discharge from hospital... How fast time flies.

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