A Sonnet for My Children

Once again I hear the pitter-patter of little feet
Dizzying laughter and giggles of those so young
Imbue the room with memories old yet sweet
Of days gone by when nursery rhymes were sung
I remember to smile and smile to remember
When it was you who were that small
Your life a spark a struggling ember
And yet you grew so strong so tall

So now I watch as your young grow
My heart so glad to realise
That life and love both ebb and flow
And the universe must equalise
To you the future I now trust
It is I who must return to dust

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Author: Clare

Ever expanding one star at a time, my cosmos is a galaxy of thoughts and creativity where you can find poetry, short stories, photography and so much more.

15 thoughts

  1. Beautiful I love what you did with the chiasmus sonnet form. Lovely to tell your story from their birth to taking their first steps. Watching our children grow, can be bittersweet at the best of times. Yet taking part in their lives is a joyous gift in itself. Excellent job, I loved it. 😊🌟

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    1. Thanx Laura,

      I know it’s sad, but the circle and cycle of life can be very much so at times. We just have to enjoy every day and every moment we have.



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