Little Mouse - Poem
To My Children
My children are the testimony of my life and the reason I have such love and joy. As a mother I have loved and nurtured them, taught them and gave to them all I had to give.
When the time came, as difficult as it was, I watched them set sail on their own voyage of life, knowing each one has their own path to follow and their own dreams to fulfill.
Some of my poems are little snippets of their lives, moments in time that have warmed my heart. Little Mouse tells the story of my youngest daughter. Born into a poverty stricken Romania, right after their 1989 revolution, she was placed in an orphanage with hundreds of other newborns.
After piles of paperwork, six long weeks in this very foreign country, and hours of patiently waiting on 's adoption courts, I carried my three and a half month, under seven pound, little girl home to Germany. Romania
As she grew, her love for cheese and a book about a little mouse's birthday inspired this poem about her.
Other Kaleidoscope Poetry
- Spring Morning
The sun shines bright But the cool of the night Still clings to the morning air The rustle of leaves Signals a breeze That chills my bones standing there The...
- Like a Strong Oak
My children are the testimony of my life and the reason I have been able to rise above the ashes and soar again . As a mother I have loved and nurtured them, taught them and gave to them all I had to give. ...
- Timmy the Frog
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- Little Lilly, Ladybug - Poem
This little poem is about my dear great niece Lilly. Her sweet smile melted my heart the first time I saw her. Perhaps, after reading these words, she will melt your heart too.
A little mouse came one day,
From a land so poor and far away
She came to live within my house,
This tiny, little, baby mouse
Her hair was golden in the sun,
Her smile would capture everyone.
Her eyes would sparkle, her laugh would please,
And when you held her she gave such a squeeze.
This little mouse brought love and joy,
To every person, girl and boy
She loved to sing and dance and play,
Every morning was a bright new day.
When I would rock her every night,
The moon was shining high and bright.
Gazing down on my little mouse
I’d thank the Lord He blessed my house.
I prayed that she would someday know,
How blessed I was to watch her grow.
To love her as she grew each day
And swell with pride as she found her way
In the darkest hours of my days,
When I wandered in a desperate haze,
My little mouse was the only one
To breathe life and light into my sun
And when she’s grown and gone her way
I pray that she’ll look back some day
And know I gave her all I had
And she’ll be thankful and very glad
Little Mouse Books
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This short story won Third Place in the 2010 - 2011 Alabama Federation of Women's Clubs, State Writing Competetion.
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