Son of My Son...

Updated on July 20, 2018

The Tree of Life ...


Oh -- this rounded heart ...

You have made so well complete.

Your fragile sound

Of sweet, lyrical innocence

Tenders the eye

And renews the soul.

Son of my son,

You hold a bounding, encircling love

With such tiny, soft hands.

Smiling, you press your cheek to mine

And the adagio sings.

In these tenuous, fleeting of moments

Nothing shall ever be as humbling or joyous.

Such are the gifts

From the miracle of your life.


Teach Your Children Well (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young)

My grandson, Graham
My grandson, Graham

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      • Genna East profile imageAUTHOR

        Genna East 

        2 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

        Thank you! And with you as well. :-)

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        Ioannis Arvanitis 

        2 months ago from Greece, Almyros

        Amazing, my dear Genna! So much Love in a little space! Thank you for the Heart!

        May the Spring be in you!

        Sean

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        Genna East 

        5 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

        Thank you, Kim! It's always a pleasure to see you...I'm just sorry I'm late. You have much joy to look forward to. :-)

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        ocfireflies 

        5 months ago

        Genna,

        I am so jealous! How I look forward to joy of grandchildren. Your little Graham is a doll baby and your poem captures the beauty of such a sacred occasion. For the time being, I must be content with my grand kitty and a grand puppy. Smiles.

        Blessings Always,

        Kim

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        Genna East 

        10 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

        Thank you for those lovely thoughts, dear Audrey. Needless to say, this poem is close to my heart. Hugs. :)

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        Genna East 

        10 months ago

        Thank you for those lovely thoughts, dear Audrey. Needless to say, this poem is very close to my heart. Hugs. :-)

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        Audrey Hunt 

        10 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        What an ingenious poem! A beautiful tribute to your adorable grandson. You must be enjoying Graham so very much. I just want to reach right through my screen and pick him up and hug him. Love his smile. Precious Moments. Hugs.

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        Genna East 

        13 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

        Hi Peg and Nikki...

        Good to see you both. I appreciate your thoughts on this poem, and Graham. As I wrote to Bill below, he is like no one else -- spontaneous and so happy, with an innate sense of caring for others that is remarkable at such an early age. Thank you. :-)

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        Genna East 

        13 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

        Hi Nell...

        My apologies in that I didn't receive an email telling me you had commented. Of course, it doesn't help that I'm working six days a week with my new job, and don't know "which end is up" these days. :-( Hugs to you, for that lovely comment. And thank you for the visit.

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        Nikki Khan 

        13 months ago from London

        Aww so cute Graham is :)

        And poem is so sweet as his beautiful smile is.

        Bless him!

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        Peg Cole 

        13 months ago from Northeast of Dallas, Texas

        What an adorable little face. I can almost smell his baby freshness and feel his soft, lovely fingers. Thanks for sharing this delightful poem tribute to the son of your son. What a blessing he is!

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        Nell Rose 

        14 months ago from England

        Aw bless! gorgeous Graham! And what a lovely poem to him too!

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        Genna East 

        14 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

        Thank you, Audrey. It's one of my favorites as well. Good to see you, and thank you for the lovely comment.

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        Audrey Howitt 

        14 months ago from California

        This is so lovely Genna!! The Adagio is one of my favorite pieces of music--Enjoy your grandson--he is a cutie!!

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        Genna East 

        14 months ago

        Hi Paula...

        My apologies for not responding earlier, but sometimes I don't get all of the emails on the comments that have been posted to a hub. :-( Thank you for the visit and for those kind thoughts. Graham is my heart...this little guy is special. I hope you are enjoying your weekend.

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        Paula 

        15 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

        Genna......Gramma's are for loving & spoiling their precious babies!! What a perfect CUTEY Graham is....Causes a reflex to reach into the picture and squeeze his adorable cheeks!

        The beauty, innocence and hug-a-bility of toddlers, takes my breath away!

        Paula

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        Genna East 

        15 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

        - Kari

        Thank you, Kari. I highly recommend it. :-)

        - Shyron

        Blessings and hugs to you as well. Thank you for those beautiful thoughts.

        - Linda Crampton

        Hi Linda. This was a spur-of-the-moment poem. But he is an inspiration for me like no other. Thank you for the lovely comment.

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        Linda Crampton 

        15 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

        Your poem is beautiful and a lovely tribute to your grandson, Genna. I love the photo of him.

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        Shyron E Shenko 

        15 months ago from Texas

        How Beautiful and Precious and they only get more so as time goes on. So, so happy for you.

        They are a joy.

        Blessings and hugs dear friend.

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        Kari Poulsen 

        15 months ago from Ohio

        Reading this makes me want a grandchild. :)

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        Genna East 

        15 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

        - Shauna Bowling

        Thanks, so much, Shauna. You will experience this as well, I know. There is so much to look forward to, my friend. :-)

        - Bill Holland

        Thank you, Bill for those kind words. He is like no one else. He will be in the middle of playing, then stop suddenly, and come over to you to lay his head gently on your lap or press his cheek next to yours for a few moments, then smile, and return to his playing.

        -Mckbirdbks

        Hi Mike. He is quite an inspiration. :-) It's not my best poem, but I wrote this in a few minutes as the words flooded into my thoughts. As I commented to Frank, it's probably too sentimental for HP, but I wrote it anyway, without any pondering. Thank you for that nice comment.

        - Flourish Anyway

        Thank you. I agree....and I already have, my friend. I only hope it doesn't embarrass him.

        - Peg Cole

        Thank you. He makes the writing quite easy.

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        Genna East 

        15 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

        - Frank Atanacio

        Hi Frank...

        Thank you. I wrote this very quickly; perhaps too quickly as it may be too sentimental for HP. Good to see you. :-)

        - RTalioni:

        Thank you. I just saw your poem about your grandson. There is something in the air, my friend, that inspires us to write of these cherished little ones.

        - Hari

        Life is indeed a bubble; and these cherished little ones occupy a dear place within. Thanks for that sweet comment.

        - Peggy Woods

        An indescribable joy, Peg. I appreciate the visit and kind thoughts.

        - Verlie Burroughs

        Hi there. Thank you! :-) This little fellow inspires.

        - Maria Jordan

        I am grateful for that lovely comment, Maria. I hope you are enjoying your week.

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        Peg Cole 

        15 months ago from Northeast of Dallas, Texas

        Sweet and lovely expressions of joy. The baby is adorable.

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        FlourishAnyway 

        15 months ago from USA

        What a beautiful love poem for your grandson. He’s a gorgeous little boy. Your poem is so tender that perhaps you should write it in your own handwriting with a note to pass down to him.

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        mckbirdbks 

        15 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

        Hello Genna - You found inspiration and inspiration found you. Your poem denotes the young, innocent love of a child very well. So much joy flows in your direction from this young fellow. Glad to see you publish.

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        Bill Holland 

        15 months ago from Olympia, WA

        The poem made me smile. The picture of that young man made my heart smile. Such unbridled joy...such love...so many possibilities in a life yet lived. Thank you for sharing with us, my friend.

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        15 months ago from Central Florida

        Genna, this is beautiful and so is your precious grandson! I have not yet experienced the joy of grand-motherhood, but I look forward to the day!

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        Maria Jordan 

        15 months ago from Jeffersonville PA

        Graham is gorgeous and so is this poem, dear Genna.

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        Verlie Burroughs 

        15 months ago from Canada

        Gorgeous, Genna Grandma, congratulations to you and your family :)

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        Peggy Woods 

        15 months ago from Houston, Texas

        What a sweet homage to your dear little grandson. It is obvious to see what joy he has added to your life.

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        Hari Prasad S 

        15 months ago from Bangalore

        Beautiful poem for your grandchild.

        Life is a bubble,

        A baby, makes it giggly bubbly.

        - hari

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        RTalloni 

        15 months ago from the short journey

        What a treasure it is to have a grandchild and let him or her touch your life this way. He's just precious, as you well know. :)

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        Frank Atanacio 

        15 months ago from Shelton

        awwww.. your world changed I bet when your grandson entered.. and for the better.. bless you guys

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