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Poem Message to a New Baby

Updated on May 17, 2015
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Jo has been an ITU nurse at the London North West NHS Trust for 14 years. She obtained her RN at University College London Hospital.

Nathaniel and Gabriel, brotherly love

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A poem message to a new baby

Poem by J Alexis-Hagues

© All rights reserved, 05/09/2014

Bless you, sweet little baby boy

You flawless, shining light of joy

Grasp the baton and join the race

Wind behind you, sun on your face

Ten tiny fingers, ten wee toes

A winsome smile, the cutest nose

May truth and beauty guide your aim

And evil never know your name

Embrace your destiny with grace

Help make this world a better place

Strive to be all that you can be

Soul unique in this torrent sea

Burn as bright as the solar star

Be always proud of who you are

You will stumble and you may fall

But keep your eyes right on the ball

Push your boundaries as you grow

Find what's hidden behind the door

Pick your battles, but make them few

Never regret the things you do

Find balance, between heart and mind

Fight injustice where 'er you find

Have the courage to make mistakes

But Know when to apply the brakes

From each new day take something new

Make life your ultimate guru

This world of joy, where pain wound deep

I hope you'll laugh more than you weep

May angels wrap you in their arms

And keep you ever safe from harm


Welcome little Gabriel born 26/08/2014


Short Poems

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Message to a Baby Boy, Haiku Poem

Stupendous Journey-

Choose the path you travel well

Savor each moment

Baby Message

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The Future and the Past

A bridge runs through time

Linking future to the past

Sacred legacy

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The Journey

The roads are many

Find the pearls along the way

For they all lead home


Little Munchkin

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Gabriel's Mum, Award Winning Nurse Support Worker

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Hi Robin, thank you so much for reading this, Gabriel is proving to be quite the little fighter. Both Gabe and his granddad, (my brother) have been very ill recently, both were admitted to the critical care unit last week with a particularly virulent form of pneumonia. Thankfully, my brother is now showing signs of improvement, and little Gabe came home with his mum yesterday, so we can all breathe again. Although I've worked as a paediatric critical care nures for many years, I'll never get use to the sight of little ones suffering.

      I'm please to know that you found the poem inspiring, little Gabriel is nothing if not inspirational. Always a pleasure to see you, take care and best wishes always.

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      Robin Grosswirth 2 years ago from New York

      From the magnificent poem, to the pictures, illustration (infant feet), and song (love the choice, know it well), your work is awe inspiring. What a wonderful tribute to that child.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Hi Vellur, always a pleasure to see you! Thank you for the visit, vote and brilliant comment, it means a lot. Take care and my best always.

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      Beautifully divine! Enjoyed reading and voted up.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Thank you peachpurple for reading Gabriel's poem, the poor little mite is recovering from a bad case of bronchiolitis but still smiling.

      I hope you and your family had a happy Christmas, best wishes for the New Year.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Suc/ beautiful poem, this baby is going to grow up well

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      John, I gave him the opportunity to explain, he chose not to. This poem was one of the easiest poem I'd ever written, it came naturally to me, I write my poems from emotion. To the best of my memory, I had not read Manitita's poems, I chose the title based on my google analytic keyword search, and frankly, the title is the only similarity between out poems, our styles are vastly different. I'm completely flabbergasted. Support like that I can well do without.

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      I read Manatita's comment that you didn't appear to have written this poem and suggesting that you try wirting one. I don't understand that either. Why would he think you didn't write this? You have written other wonderful poetry before as well.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Thanks John, Gabriel, is doing well, I just received an update photo from his mum.

      Thank you for taking another look at this. I had a very odd comment from a fellow writer, not quite sure what it was about.

      Enjoy your Sunday and my best always.

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      I just reread this delightful poem Jo. I hope baby Gabriel is doing well.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Catherine, well done! you found us. You're so right, you are all precious to us, always have been and always will be. Nathaniel and Gabriel are the future, we will all do our bit to make it bright and wondrous for them.

      Love you lots.

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      catherine alexis-lendore 3 years ago

      Beautiful poem Auntie, will make sure Gabriel reads this when he is older. This little boy has no idea how much he is loved by the family as is his big brother Nathaniel. Precious things like a newborns brings families together and I for one am pleased and not to mention blessed. Love you.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Hi Kim, so nice to see you! Thanks for taking the time to read the poem, I appreciate the generous comment and share.

      I'm so thrilled to know you enjoyed it.

      Yes... I'm doing well, hope you are in good health also, take care and my best always.

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      ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina

      Jo,

      I, too love your poetry. What a lucky newborn to have an aunt with such talent. Beautiful job as always. I hope you are happy and healthy. V+/Share for others should enjoy your poetry as well.

      Best,

      Kim

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Hi MsDora, always a joy to see your smiling face. :) Yes, I do hope Gabriel will read the poem one day. Thank you for taking the time, always appreciate, my best to you.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      I'm sure that Gabriel will love his poem; I know I do. It's a great welcome as well an introduction to the challenges of life. Thanks for sharing.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Rebecca, thank you for this very generous comment, it means a lot to me.

      It's always good to see you, I hope you're having a great Sunday, my best always.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Faith, if there's a problem I can't see it, probably the old gremlin at work.:) Hugs right back at you.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Faith, always a pleasure to see you. Little Gabriel is blessed indeed, with so many wonderful people wishing him well.

      I still write poetry, but I don't often post them on HP since they so obviously disapprove and discourages it.

      Maybe I'll start posting a few more in the future. I hope you're in good health, have a wonderful Sunday.

      My very best to you always.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Genna, it would be so much easier if we could pass on the important lessons we've learned from life to the next generation by simple osmosis. :) But I guess they have to make their own mistakes and learn from them. I'm thrilled to know that you enjoyed the poems, babies can be very inspiring. Always a pleasure to see you, appreciate the visit, lovely comment and the share. My best always

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Shraddhachawla, very nice to see you and many thanks for the beautiful wish for the baby, much appreciated.

      Take care and my best to you.

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      Rebecca Mealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      That's so beautiful. Tobusiness, this showcases you as a very talented and creative writer.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Sorry for the typo, Jo. My commuter will not let me edit the comment for some reason.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Jo,

      What a beautiful celebration of life through your sweet words of the birth of precious Gabriel! I am so glad you have written your lovely poetry, as I always enjoy it. I am sorry to be late in commenting dear lady.

      Many blessings to little Gabrield this day and always and to you too!

      Voted up ++++ tweeting, pinning and sharing

      Hugs all around

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      Genna East 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hi Jo. Beautiful poetry welcoming precious Gabriel into this world. This is what I wish for my new granddaughter. The words are full of life’s experience, hope, wisdom and love. I especially liked “The Journey.” Voted up and shared.

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      shraddhachawla 3 years ago

      That's very cute and innocent Jo. Thanks for sharing. May god shower all his blessings and goodness on the babyboy. Thank you.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      DealForALiving, nice to see you. Thank you for stopping by and for the nice comment, take care and my best to you.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Lisavanvorst, I'm so glad you like the poem, I hope Gabriel will read it one day.

      Thank you for the visit and lovely comment, much appreciated, my best to you.

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      Sam Deal 3 years ago from Earth

      This is such a nice poem and a wonderful gift for a newborn baby.

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      Lisa VanVorst 3 years ago from New Jersey

      A beautiful poem and tribute to welcome a baby into life. Welcome Gabriel.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Devika, I'm so glad you enjoyed the poems. lovely to see you, I hope all is well, my best as always.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Frank, always good to see you, thanks for the visit, comment and share.

      You're a prince! ;) Take care and my best always.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Thank you Shara63, a pleasure to see you, much appreciated and my best to you.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Flourish, I hope so. With a new baby comes so much hopes and dreams, a world of possibilities. Little Gabriel will never be short of love, I hope he'll always know that. I can't help but wonder what life have in store for him.

      A child is like a new sponge waiting to soak up everything, it's up to us to expose them to what's really good about life. Thank you for the visit and comment, always appreciated and my very best to you.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      A beautiful hub with great thought. The introduction of a new baby brings more light to any home at any moment. All my best to you.

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      Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

      love it toobusiness.. pick your battles but make them few..love that line

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      Farhat 3 years ago from Delhi

      Beautiful poem & a lovely way of blessing the newborn.voted up!

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      What a beautiful hub! One day he'll look back and smile knowing he was celebrated in this way and welcomed to the world with such joy. Voted up +++.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Hi Ruby, great to see you! Yes, I hope Gabriel will read the poems one day. A new baby makes us stop and take stock, I hope the next generation will make a better job of things. Thank you for the visit and lovely comment. Hope all is well with you, my best as always.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      How very sweet this is Jo. I love the bright and beautiful pictures. Gabrial will read this someday and feel the love you've written in your poems. Thank you for sharing.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Homeplace Series, a pleasure to see you, thanks for stopping by.

      Take care now.

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      William Leverne Smith 3 years ago from Hollister, MO

      What fun! Thanks for sharing!! ;-)

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      Tobusiness 3 years ago

      Ann, you must be a very busy grandma. Thanks for taking a look and for the wonderful comment, so glad you were moved. Babies are so cute, then they grow into stroppy teenagers, that's life I guess. :)

      Take care and my best to you.

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      Ann Carr 3 years ago from SW England

      Grandchild no.5 is on the way so this brought tears to my eyes (no.4, different daughter's, is only 5 months too).

      Beautiful poem and I love the haikus too, especially Future & Past.

      Children inspire and we try to guide them along the way. Mine are my constant delight and worry!

      Lovely!

      Ann

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Graham, nice to see you. I'm so glad to know that you were moved by the poem, a new baby always brings out the best in us. Thank you for the wonderful comment, much appreciated. I hope you're keeping well, my very best to you.

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      Graham Lee 3 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Jo. Overall an absolute delight. A tear to the eye for me today. Tip Top.

      voted up and all.

      Graham.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Bill, life is nothing if not challenging, but the challenge helps us to grow strong. Thank you my friend for the touching comment.

      My best always.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Hi John, from you, this means a lot. I haven't posted a poem recently, so this little event was a good opportunity to get back on that horse. :)

      Always a pleasure to see you, best wishes always.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Beautiful, Jo. I had tears in my eyes, thinking of a newborn, and all the challenges ahead of it...but also all of the joy and wonder awaiting it. You captured it perfectly.

      blessings to you my friend

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      What a beautiful hub Jo. The poem by J Alexis-Hagues was fntastic and the haiku and other short poems terrific. Then there was the delightful photos making it even better. Voted up.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Hi Amy, I'm so glad you enjoyed the poems, thanks for the lovely comment, the vote and share. Have a wonderful day, my best to you.

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      Amy Naylor 3 years ago from England

      Aww how lovely! The short poems were a nice little bonus too.

      I've never seen so much affection portrayed in such few words, absolutely love it. Upvoted and shared! Thank you for sharing.