National Poetry Month: First Poem, My Daughter

As you may have read in previous blog entries or seen on my Facebook page, April is National Poetry Month, and I am challenging myself to write one poem per day. Today is April 4, and I’ve written four poems, so I’m right on schedule!  Today I thought I’d share one of my favorites that I’ve written so far:

My Daughter

by Jennifer Grassman

If I could but tell you the joy you inspire,
My heart, my will, my deepest desire
Revolves around you, and you alone, dear,
My life has a meaning now that you’re here.

Before you were born I was merely just me,
I did what I wanted, when I wanted, you see.
But now that you’re here everything that I do
Is joyfully, lovingly, done just for you.

Your smiles, your laughs, and even your cries,
Your tiny pink hands and your plump little thighs,
Your rosy pink lips and blueberry eyes,
You’re Daddy and Mommy in miniature size!

It seems every day that you learn a new trick;
You crawl, you sit up, you sing, and you kick,
You wiggle, you giggle, you tumble, and totter,
My sweet little darling, my angel, my daughter.

 Over the years I know you will grow,
In the things that you love, in the things that you know,
In grace, in wisdom, in height by degree,
But you’ll always be my little baby, to me.

Copyright 2013 © Jennifer Grassman

At the end of the month I’ll be collecting all the poems I write (which should be 30 in all) and publishing them as an e-book for Kindle, Nook, and other reading devices.  Please subscribe to my email list for updates!

My daughter, at seven months, discovering the pretty green grass. March, 2013

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