Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Riley Jordan

I wrote this for Riley years ago...

Sweet perfection in a coo,
The gentle whispering of your name,
As your tenement emerges,
Frankly fresh and nitid new.

Gold laden are your smiles.
Ambrosial is your scent.
Your aroma so darling,
It brings complacence and content.

More precious than any sunrise,
More beautiful than any sunset,
The delight that I have found in you
Eternity could not compel me to forget.

Such pride I find in your creation,
'Though I barely played a part,
Merely vessel and sustainer,
For your impressive start.

You give me reason to believe, dear boy,
As I explore your face,
Any inkling of regret once felt,
Annulled without a trace.

I inspect the tiny features,
God so carefully put in place.
Your flawless elfin details,
A testament to His Grace.

Tiny hands with tiny fingers,
Little feet and little toes,
Fleeting forehead, eager eyes.
Modest mouth and narrow nose

I’ve found a reason to continue.
Nay, the reason I began,
To live and love and laugh with you
As you grow into a man.

A renewal of my faith is found,
Formerly which I suppressed.
Denial: inconceivable,
For you are clearly blessed.

My life was rain before you,
Now you’ve shot across my sky,
An everlasting rainbow,
My eternal reason why.

Clearly my writing has NOT improved since then...

1 comment:

  1. So sweet! Made me tear up!