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Poems From the Babysitter

Updated on September 25, 2017
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Karen Hellier is a freelance writer and eBay entrepreneur. She lives happily in the mountains of North Georgia with her husband and her dog.

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I loved babysitting to earn extra money when I was a teenager and even into my college years. I love children, so babysitting was fun. No taxes are taken out of babysitting money either, so that was great. I had a lot of repeat families which always made me feel as though I was doing a good job. And I never liked for the kids to just sit in front of the TV either. I always played games or did crafts with them.

When I was in college, I often babysat to make extra money. One little girl named Lauren was 14 months old and had the biggest blue eyes and beautiful curly hair. I fell in love with her and always looked forward to spending time with her. Here are two poems I wrote about her that express my feelings about this sweet little girl.


Betrayal

One single teardrop

Full of fear, and pain, and wonder

Traces its way from

A wide, doe-like eye

Down the soft pink cheek

And curves its path

Until it is lost in

The wispy honey colored tendrils

Of the child who has never been alone

Until now.



Lauren

Sweet small bundle

Of cuddles and kisses

I love to smell your

Silky hair

And stroke your

Velvet skin

Till your precious little head

Falls sleepily on my shoulder,

Announcing the end

Of another busy day.

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    • Karen Hellier profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen Hellier 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      GlstngRosePetals,

      No, I never did. We lost touch once I graduated from college.

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      GlstngRosePetals 

      6 years ago from Wouldn't You Like To Know

      Very sweet poems. Have you ever shared them with that little girl?

      Voted up

    • Karen Hellier profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen Hellier 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      chrisinhawaii,

      Thanks. And you are right about not loving that OTHER baby smell. Could certainly do without that!

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      chrisinhawaii 

      6 years ago

      Those were beautiful, Karen! Gotta love that baby smell (well, not the other baby smell, but the clean kind...)! Voted up and beautiful!

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      Karen Hellier 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      Eiddwen,

      Thanks for your comment. Childhood is such a special time and I appreciated all that babyhood has to offer me as an adult. With my own children as well. Thanks for reading.

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      Eiddwen 

      6 years ago from Wales

      Till your precious little head

      Falls sleepily on my shoulder,

      Announcing the end

      Of another busy day.

      Truly beautiful.

      Eddy.

    • Karen Hellier profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen Hellier 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      Wow, awesome, and beautiful tillsontitan...how nice of you. Thanks for stopping by. Yes, there's just something about that sweet, warm scent from a baby's head.

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      Mary Craig 

      6 years ago from New York

      Really beautiful. I like teaches idea....a gift card or a frame...lovely thoughts for a little one's room..how often have we smelled the little head resting on our shoulder?

      Voted up, awesome, and beautiful.

    • Karen Hellier profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen Hellier 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      nighthag,

      Thanks for reading and for commenting. Glad you enjoyed them.

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      K.A.E Grove 

      6 years ago from Australia

      sweet and heartwarming, A true treasure of a memory to be sure

    • Karen Hellier profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen Hellier 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      No Lizam1, I never did.

    • Karen Hellier profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen Hellier 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      teaches12345,

      No, I haven't been in touch with the family for years. It would be awkward now, but i do think about her every so often and wonder how she is and what she's doing with her life now.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      These would be nice on a gift card or framed photo as a gift to them. I am sure they would really enjoy the love you gave them then and now.

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      Lizam1 

      6 years ago from Scotland

      Cute poems - wonder if you sent them to the little girl?

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