Saturday, March 11, 2006


Here is a poem I wrote when my first granddaughter (Alicia) was two years old. It also seemed fitting for my second granddaughter (Rachel) at two. Now I will have to wait a couple of years to see if this poem fits Laura. (I always thought I would get a poem done for grandsons, but so far I haven't managed to get it done!)

A miniature of perfection,

Spontaneous warmth and affection.

Such delicate sweetness,

Inhibition not her weakness.

Excited. Curious. Playful.

Each expression so delightful.

Always asking, "Why?" "Why?" "Why?"

Sometimes pretending to be shy.

Reading books and singing songs.

Constant chatter all day long.

Lots of hugs and lots of kisses.

Buttons and bows on her dresses.

Ice cream is her favorite treat.

What she hears, she will repeat.

Filled with magic and with wonder.

Barefoot all throughout the summer.

Perhaps I have been beguiled

By this two-year old grandchild.

(c) 1998 Marlene Depler

1 comment:

Kerri said...

This is wonderful! You've captured the precious personality of the little one perfectly (and so cleverly)!
Well done!