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Amanda B (Poem)

Updated on February 12, 2015
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Bronwen loves to enjoy literature and write poetry; some are in her book, 'Dithyrambles', available in her online bookstore.

One Year Old
One Year Old

Tiny, wee

Amanda B

Lies on my knee

And smiles at me.


Born in a hurry

She caused such a flurry,

Made the nurses scurry,

But for her no worry.


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Home in ten days

Instead of fourteen.

See big sister gaze,

See proud father lean.


Her little pink lips

Form a perfect O,

Eager for sips,

Knows where to go.


I'd knitted pink shawl,

Pink dress and the lot,

Although in those days

Her sex we knew not.


Our 'coconut ice'

Had everything nice.

We prayed that she'd grow

Heavenly Father to know.


Not easy to raise

Many foods she would scorn,

We tried many ways,

Our hearts often torn.


But at last she was grown

With a mind of her own,

Eager to go,

The world to know.


With our blessing see

Her departed, fancy free.

Sweet young lady she,

Amanda B.


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    • BlossomSB profile imageAUTHOR

      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      6 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Oh, how lovely! I doubt it, though. Every Mother makes mistakes that are easy enough to see when looking back but not at the time. Yes, she is lovely and a good friend now, too.

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      By Lori 

      6 years ago from USA

      I have the feeling that lovely Amanda had one of the best Mothers possible !

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      6 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      BeyondMax: Thank you for your lovely comments a while back. Children are a blessing and it's great to have happy memories.

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      BeyondMax 

      7 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Such a tender love, sweet pictures, made my heart flatter =) Love the verse, feels playful and so kind, straight from the heart!

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      Vidya Mallar 

      7 years ago from India

      welcome mam

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      7 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Vidya Mallar: Thank you for visiting this hub and God bless you.

      Have a lovely day.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      7 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      stars439: Our children are God's blessings and we love them. Thank you for your comments. May God bless you, too.

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      Vidya Mallar 

      7 years ago from India

      Yes mam... u r right... God bless your family..

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      stars439 

      7 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Thank you for sharing a very beautiful poem. Your family must be wonderful. God Bless You, and your precious loved ones.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      7 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      raciniwa: Thank you. She was a lovely cuddly baby and is now a lovely woman. I'm proud of all my daughters - and my sons, of course!

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      raciniwa 

      7 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      so cute is Amanda B as a child and has grown a beautiful woman...

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      7 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Lamalesh050: You know just the right thing to say to a mother!

      Thank you for your comments and vote.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      7 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      It certainly is you! My beautiful Amanda B! Thank you for visiting and reading. Are you going to join hubpages, too? It's fun and actually pays a very small amount.

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      Kamalesh050 

      7 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      Oh she is so pretty! I loved the poem as well as the photos! Voted Up & Awesome.

      Best Wishes, Kamalesh

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      AmandaB 

      7 years ago

      That's me! And now I have my own daughter who's the most clever and beautiful daughter in the world :)

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      7 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      mours sshields: Thank you for enjoying both the poem and the pictures. I think all my daughters are beautiful, but perhaps I'm a tiny bit biased!

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      7 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      flashmakeit: I'm glad you enjoyed it and thank you for your comments, you have said just the right thing for a mother to hear.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      7 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      writer20: I think Mothers always think their daughters are pretty and I'm no exception. Thank you for your comments.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      7 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Michele Travis: Thank you for your vote and encouraging comments.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      7 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Vidya Mallar: I'm so glad that you enjoyed it. I think it seems to matter more to a mother than to a father, but I could be wrong.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      7 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Eiddwen: They do need to venture and learn from their mistakes, I suppose it is the same for every generation. Thank you, Eddy, for your good wishes.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      7 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Alur: I agree, but it's not easy! Thank you for your visit.

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      mours sshields 

      7 years ago from Elwood, Indiana

      Very good poem! Beautiful! Great pictures, too!!

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      flashmakeit 

      7 years ago from usa

      Oh she is so pretty just like your poem!!

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      Joyce Haragsim 

      7 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Very touching, your daughter is pretty in the photo.

      Voted up and beautiful.

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      Michele Travis 

      7 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Lovely poem, and lovely photos. Voted you up.

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      Vidya Mallar 

      7 years ago from India

      Very heart touching for a mother...... Loved it .....

      And the fotos add lively touch ....

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      Eiddwen 

      7 years ago from Wales

      Truly awesome and beautiful my friend.

      Also so much truth.

      As much as we would like to reign in our children and keep them from harm forevermore;this is not possible;they have to venture and learn from their mistakes;this is the way of the world.

      Take care my friend and have a wonderful day.

      Eddy.

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      ALUR 

      7 years ago from USA

      Sweet. It is most precious as Khalil Gibran has said that we parents give our offspring the freedom to reign free on their own!

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