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Elias's Sixth Birthday Haiku

I can't seem to stop writing poetry or reading poetry. I think it is safe to say I love poetry and I love sharing great poetry with others.

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I.

As my third child grows

among different tree lines

I still hold him close.


You turn six today

as I gaze upon your smile

the Lilacs bright bloom.


Soon you will need space

to stretch your arms to the sun

or curl up in nest.


I will be there too

along with space and sun

wherever you are.

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II.

Run in open fields

find many caves to explore

smell all the flowers.


Experience six

with such emotion and joy

store for a lifetime.


Whether you are six

or any other Birthday

I will tuck you in.

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III.

Now wait for next

see your temperament change

hold onto the new.


You will always be

the same as you are today

even when away.


You grow like a tree

like each branch each pine cone

to a cloudless sky.

© 2019 Jamie Lee Hamann

Comments

Dianna Mendez on April 27, 2019:

Such a sweet poem. Your child has a wonderful parent!