On Becoming a New Grandparent (A Poem)

Maria Malone By Maria Malone, 31st Mar 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/pwwa8341/
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This is a poem to reflect the joy felt by a grandparent (or parent) on seeing the new baby for the first time.

On Becoming a New Grandparent

A tiny newborn baby, I knew not before today
A precious gift from God, finally here to stay
In my waiting arms is placed, on this anticipated day
While peacefully sleeping to behold in joy displayed:

Pink tiny fingers that gently twirl, then open some
To gently play, already, upon my welcoming thumb,
A newborn baby's button nose and perfect ruby lips,
And sleepy eyes trying so to take a peek at me.

A newborn baby swaddled in love, joy, and hope
For all the bright tomorrows yet to unfold
A newborn baby received today with love
Of a new life on a journey yet to be told.

Blessings to us, a new year now fulfilled
A tiny newborn baby, I knew not before today
Has found a special place from this humble start
Forever to remain nestled deep within my heart.

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Becoming A New Grandparent, New Baby, Poems About Babies, Poems About New Baby

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author avatar Maria Malone
A former English major, I write in my spare time for Wikinut and publish pictures on Shutterstock.

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author avatar Songbird B
1st Apr 2011 (#)

Just beautiful, Maria,and captures the wonder of a new born infant perfectly...Lovely share..

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author avatar WordWulf
1st Apr 2011 (#)

Ain't nothin' better; you captured it well. Sweet!

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author avatar rama devi nina
2nd Apr 2011 (#)

Sweet! ;-))

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author avatar Mike Powers
8th Apr 2011 (#)

Beautiful poem, and congratulations!

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author avatar Maria Malone
9th Apr 2011 (#)

There is truly nothing better!! Thanks so much.

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author avatar Denise O
14th Apr 2011 (#)

This is exactly how I feel about my little Tristan. He will be 1 years old next month. People have explained to me through the years just how great it was going to be, being a grammy. I never knew just how special it was until it happened last May. The best feeling ever! Just lovely. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Maria Malone
14th Apr 2011 (#)

Thanks Denise and Congrats on your grandbaby!! : )

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author avatar KWriter
28th Apr 2011 (#)

Beautiful...I wrote a similar poem about my nephew when he was born. So much inspiration from a new life waiting to unfold. They just don't stay little long enough. I loved this!

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author avatar Maria Malone
28th Apr 2011 (#)

Thank you KWriter, they are such a joy : )

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
29th Aug 2011 (#)

Beautifully written.
Well crafted poem for the joy of grandparenting.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
29th Aug 2011 (#)

Beautifully written.
Well crafted poem for the joy of grandparenting.

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author avatar Maria Malone
30th Aug 2011 (#)

Thank you Rath, my grandson is 7 mos. old and brings such joy!

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