A Poem for Baby’s 10 Month Birthday

by Charise Rohm Nulsen

April is National Poetry Month and the month of the Poem a Day Challenge, and I’m celebrating by writing poems in my head while I nurse Baby in the middle of the night!

You,
unknowing yet wise,
diminutive yet full of heart,
have done for me
what I have spent a lifetime
trying to do for myself.

You’ve lassoed time,
drawn it in,
and placed it in a bubble
of peace and contentment,
fixed in place,
neither rolling back to the past
or forward to the future.

You have given me
the gift of the present,
where I’m now suspended
with you -
the past no longer
a prickly burr
holding me back,
and the future no longer
the impetus of my daily life.

Thanks to you,
the present
is all I need,
as long as I sit
in this bubble
with you.

Happy 10 Month Birthday, Baby!

10 month birthday boy

The time lassoer on his 10 month birthday



More Mama poetry:
Why are you called I Thought I Knew Mama?
Ode to My Little Valentine on His 8 Month Birthday
A Poem from the Middle of the Night with Baby

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1 Kimberly April 14, 2011 at 4:46 pm

Aw, sweet poem! Happy 10 months to your cutie pie! Our little ones are only a few weeks apart! :)
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2 Eve @Beautiful Spit Up April 15, 2011 at 8:33 am

What a cute poem to your adorable baby! :-)
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3 Jessica | Cloth Diapering Mama April 15, 2011 at 1:23 pm

What a powerful message to Jac….living in the present can be hard to attain, but you’ve expressed to your son that HE was able to rein you in from life’s distractions..and just BE mommy….
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4 Alicia C. April 15, 2011 at 3:50 pm

This is beautiful! I wish I had your way with words. It is so hard to get those feeling out in such a wonderful way. Glad you’re part of the Natural Parenting Blog Party. I look forward to more posts!
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5 Amy April 15, 2011 at 5:03 pm

Aww your little man is SO! HANDSOME!

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6 Kelly April 15, 2011 at 8:00 pm

nice to meet you :)

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7 Christina Simon April 16, 2011 at 11:59 am

Very sweet. Great blog. I like the design:)
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8 veronica lee April 17, 2011 at 9:21 am

Hi! Stopping by from MBC. Great blog!
Have a nice day!
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