Monday, 26 September 2011

To Noah – A Poem

I wrote the poem below when Noah was about 6 months old. I was in bed one night and the words just came to me, so I got up and jotted them down on the back of a bill or something. It captures the feelings I had just after having him.

I found it the other day and thought I’d share it. (I should really save it for a post on his birthday or something, but patience really isn’t my strong suit.)

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To Noah - A Poem

My life began today.

My face is wet with tears, but I’m not sad.

I’m exhausted, yet I can’t sleep,

Craning to watch you 'til the early hours, I give myself a sore neck.

Uncertain before, I suddenly know what to do,

Confident and self-assured yet I marvel at how fragile you are in my arms …

I feel suddenly protective.

You fill a gap I didn’t know I had.

I’m still the same person yet I’m suddenly changed.

Despite the months of preparing I’m still taken by surprise … At how you’ve managed to carve out a special part of my heart.

Just for you.

My life began today and so did yours

My son

 

Love Mum

 

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2 comments:

Michelle said...

That is such a beautiful special poem!!!

Frater Family said...

Jenny that is beautiful! You are really talented in so many ways! Love to you all. xoxo