Nonny on Guard Duty

  • Posted March 5, 2011 by Carole in Boy. Viewed 5411 times
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Last night as I stood here
Delighting in my Boy
Delighting in Nonny

A sadness for Lynette arrived
Who can no longer stand
And delight over her sleeping children

Who is no longer a mother
Who won't be a grandmother now

Her children are grown
More or less
Not that that means much
I've thought of them all week
And of her Husband left alone
Not a Husband anymore

But last night
As I stood here
I thought of her.

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      2011.03.05 Edited

      A moving post - so much captured in those words - that prickling feeling at the back of my eyes - for the beauty of the simple pleasure of watching a child sleep (always a child)...for the fragility