13 May 2009

Navigator

We welcome you with open arms,
Ten fine fingers, your rosy face
Mewling for milk, nightly alarms,
Curling toes to navigate with grace
your world, yet unknown, to traverse
Without my hands to guide your way
The lessons learned in prose and verse
Must be your surest compass, day
And night, the vessel of your choice
Reaching that land of milk and honey
Where hunger is not known, your voice
Free to sing your songs, a sunny
End to your days my constant prayer,
Life, love, and happiness without care

2 comments:

ggw07 said...

Beautiful!
Gretchen

Hele said...

Hi! I love this poem! but I love most of your poems. You are quite an inspiration, hope you don't mind if I add you to my blog.