Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Small Voyagers

[book cover from amazon.com]

Little voyagers on the stormy sea,
the tide brought you in
to spend some time with me,
and so we tarried for a joyous while,
my pleasure to find ways
to make you smile.

The tide swooped in and carried you away.
I had to hide my tears and wave goodbye.
Your journey yours to make, your hopes held high,
I didn't want for you to see me cry.

But yesterday I saw you once again -
those radiant smiles, those happy little-boy grins,
and Baby Girl, a vision all in pink:
my own heart filled with your happiness
to the brink.

The tide, the tide, we journey on the tide,
and sometimes it can be such a bumpy ride.
But radiant days are scattered, too, all through,
and one was yesterday, once more seeing
you.

7 comments:

  1. When things happen that make your heart smile, what else is there better than that...nothing~!
    Lovely read, Sherry.

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  2. i LOVE this, sherry! love it. nursery rhymes and children's books (and my kids of course!) have inspired quite a few of my poems. LOVE.

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  3. Beautiful sentiments expressed here. Nostalgia. I can definitely empathize. Wonderful and heart-felt words.

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  4. My sister took me to a park along the river yesterday. Amazingly enough, its called Voyaguers Park. Love that synchronicity.

    Elizabeth

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  5. Well, Sherry, aren't you just a natural born children's writer? Not sure if this was a prompt, but I'd love to see a little more of this from time to time, because it's a side of your writing I've not yet experienced. Whimsical and so sweet. But I know: Wild Woman calls... Amy
    http://sharplittlepencil.wordpress.com/2011/08/17/strolling-we-write-poems/

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  6. Well, my friend I know what prompted this lovely poem ... filled with the lushness of your expression. This is too wonderful!

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