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Monday, March 30, 2015

You Will Always Be My Baby

Today my oldest baby turned 12!  I can't believe it!  I have thought about how to write for him today and have composed many times in my head, playing with form.  I debated a letter, a poem, a story about him, and finally I just kept coming back to the repeating line.  A poem it is!

You might be more independent that you used to be
you can do many things for yourself
but you will always be my baby

You might be the oldest child in the family
you may be responsible now
but you will always be my baby

You might be owning a deeper voice now
you may be eye to eye with me
but you will always be my baby

Happy Birthday Matthew!

1 comment:

  1. Robin, it is an important event - your first born turning 21. Your poem is a tribute to his life and I hope someday he shares this poem with his 21 year old child.

    On another note: I wanted to make sure that my name was on the March Slice of Life Story Challenge list that I should have signed at the beginning of the month. Thanks. (cvarsalona@gmail.com)