For The Newborn

For The Sunday Whirl: Wordle #134
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wordle #134

And for Poets United: Poetry Pantry #175
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Cute Hands

For The Newborn

Oh Little Miss so tiny and new.  Yet, in seeming
instant, years will pass as you stride
into your future.

Perhaps we should pray that you gain the grace
to navigate your path with dignity. That whatever
visions you might hold be as bold as a hummingbird
in search of sweetest nectar. That you never buckle
from too much stress or fail to detect each important step
on your singular life’s journey.  That you always know
you are loved, cherished, and needed.

Elizabeth Crawford  11/10/13

Notes: Not aimed at anyone in particular, simply where the words led me. Image is from the internet.

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34 Responses to For The Newborn

  1. vandana says:

    So beautiful emotions 🙂

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  2. “That you always know you are loved, cherished, and needed.” – if we all carried and conveyed this, it would be a most wonderful world. Thank you.

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  3. kelvin s.m. says:

    …what a beautiful offering you’ve weaved here for such a small, fragile gift from heaven…. bookmark worthy… so glad to read this… thank you… smiles…

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  4. Like where your words led…..beautiful poem.

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  5. Suzy says:

    Wonderful wishes for a little one. It’s a good prayer.
    dropping by from the poetry pantry linkup.

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  6. drpkp says:

    Oh so lovely and the photograph is just wonderful too 🙂

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  7. like a blessing for every newborn!

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  8. Jack says:

    I’m basically incapable of writing like this. Thoroughly poignant and uplifting.

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  9. Old Egg says:

    Yes, this is a delight.

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  10. Beautiful words for every little one. Very sweet write. 🙂
    -HA

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  11. Irene says:

    Last line is sweet.

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  12. jae rose says:

    A different kind of hummingbird singing through your piece..a good, loving hug of words..

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  13. Sabra Bowers says:

    A beautiful poem of blessing for “Oh Little Miss so tiny and new.”

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  14. brian miller says:

    that last line says it all..to know you are loved…if only everyone realized that you know…this is a lovely prayer for the little ones…i too hope the stress does not get them….

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  15. Love your writing here.. this makes me warm in this harsh word.. just wish it would apply to all….

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  16. Sumana Roy says:

    the best gift the little ones could ever have………

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  17. you brought the emotion of the hope for children right to the surface…

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  18. Rick says:

    seems that many of us are reviewing life/future this week….. What legacy do we leave the future?

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  19. Mary says:

    These are beautiful sentiments, Elizabeth!! It always fills me with awe to see such new life & know that there is so much potential there — yet unfulfilled but already beginning to unfold!

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  20. “O Little Miss so tiny and new. Yet, in seeming
    instant, years will pass as you stride
    into your future.’ – This captures how quickly time passes and with all the hopes of a mother inside of it – it is how I felt holding my brand new daughters then, and still feel now.

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  21. Not to leave my two sons out of it – although the words in this poem are female, they still apply to the power of a mother’s love across the genders.

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  22. nan says:

    I loved this VERY much. Sweet, sweet, sweet. The opening voice is true.
    You wrote about the beginning of a life, and I wrote about the end.

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  23. Veronica Roth says:

    So lovely Elizabeth. I’m sending the link to my older daughter who is just expecting her third child. 🙂 I think she’d love to read this.

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  24. Pamela says:

    In a word, Elizabeth, this is gorgeous and heartfelt. Love it.

    Pamela

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  25. This is a good one! I love it!

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  26. Gabriella says:

    Your beautiful poem rings like a blessing.”Perhaps we should pray that you gain the grace / to navigate your path with dignity. ” – is a line I particularly like.

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  27. Lovely! Another grandchild is expecting. I will save this.

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  28. Geraldine says:

    such beautiful words celebrating the miracle of life. it is a very precious thing.

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  29. Sherry Marr says:

    I love where those words led you, my friend. Beautiful wish! I just found out a darling thirteen year old I know, battling bone cancer, just had her lower leg removed. Heartbreaking.

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  30. Anna :o] says:

    Beautiful beautiful words, Our wish for all newborns.
    Anna :o]

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  31. Misky says:

    This touched me so much, reminding me of my grandchildren when they were born. Thank you, Elizabeth for refreshing those memories.

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  32. Leo says:

    A loving post to love 🙂 Beautifully written.

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  33. ms pie says:

    a most beautiful blessing for every newborn who comes alive with one breathe….

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