[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