Our Mighty Mite

You came into this world without warning,
like a tornado at 7:00 in the morning,
surprising and arriving a month early,
turning your parents’ world swirly,
and sending us miles and miles south
to learn more about you than just word of mouth.
In the hospital we met and you surprised me
and I quickly surmised, see,
you’re one tough little mite
to show such grit in this fight.
Now you’re growing stronger every minute
showing everyone you’re in it to win it.
And even if you didn’t make it home Sunday,
I know you’ll get there by Monday…
Someway.

This bit of one-handed, sleep-deprived rhyme is the story of my new granddaughter, who was in a couldn’t-wait rush to come and make the world a sweeter place. I wrote it while holding her tiny body on my chest. If that isn’t inspirational, I should hand over my poet’s union card.

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2 thoughts on “Our Mighty Mite

  1. Congratulations granddad! I just spent 9 days with my 2.5 year old grandson and it was so sweet a time I was nearly speechless. Well, except for when singing to him or reading umpteen books to him. Grandchildren are one of the sweetest blessings in life! So glad you live close enough to spend time with your little bitty one so quickly!

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