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Stomping Little Feet

Updated on March 11, 2013
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I look at him,

my patience

wearing thin.

The eyes of his father

and the pout I gave him.

Frowning at me.

He stomps his little feet

and swears

in baby language.

Frustrated

that he knows

what he wants

but can’t say

or can’t have.

Quite a big temper

for that little person.

Stubbornness

that is so familiar

my patience refills.

I can’t help but smile

at this “mini me”

as he stomps

his little feet

to his room.

I laugh

shake my head

and joke

“I’m in for it

when he’s a teen”.

I go to him,

its bedtime,

and he clings to me.

His tiny hand

strokes my hair

like always,

a sweet touch

that makes my heart

want to pour

out of my eyes

in joyful tears.

His fits and frowns

disappear

from his face

and my mind.

I can’t cradle him

oh no,

he won’t have that.

My baby is gone,

I can see that

as his legs

hang down my own.

I hug him and wish

that I could stop time

So that I

can have

this moment

Forever.

I am afraid

to open my eyes,

he might be grown,

I keep them closed

and cherish

his head

on my shoulder,

recording this

moment

for all eternity.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Yes indeed. Hold onto those memories. Before you know it he will be 28 and too big to hold. :) I was the one who got up in the middle of the night when my son cried, and I would rock him and sing songs to him. I will always cherish those moments.

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      bizarrett81 4 years ago from Maine

      Parenthood sure brings a whole new boatload of emotions, and sometimes a simple moment like this can just overwhelm you with joy and sadness of how fast it will fly all at once... I don't even want to imagine my son at EIGHT let alone 28!

      Thank you for reading, Bill, and I hope all is well over where you are...

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Absolutely! It seems like yesterday that my now 24 year old daughter sat on my lap every night while I read her Pooh stories or something equally entertaining for us both. I miss that little girl, but still love the other one a hundred miles away.

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      You make me wish I was there so I could hold you both. This is a very beautiful poem. I love you darlin'.

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      Janet Giessl 4 years ago from Georgia country

      A very beautiful poem. I have two little children and I really see everyday how fast they are growing. Sometimes it is too fast.

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Know this!!! Sweet little dolls who do make our hearts want to pour out of our eyes. Lovely. And now with grandboys it is over the top emotion and joy and love.

      thanks for sharing this with us.

      Sending Angels to you :)ps

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Ah, the blessings of motherhood! But don't close your eyes because they grow up in the blink of an eye. You don't realize it at the time, but all of a sudden, 18 years have gone by. Cherish every moment!

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      DemiT 4 years ago from Greece

      I read this lovely poem and I picture exactly the scene! My 2 1/2 yr old daughter is growing fast and I have already start saying that I wish I could keep her like that forever. On the other hand, I do want to see her grow up, live her life and me being a proud and happy mom!

      Beautiful poem inspired by wonderful moments :)

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      bizarrett81 4 years ago from Maine

      Oh man, xstatic, I can't imagine my son being so big and moving away! It's good you can still cherish those memories and good she is so close! My father is in FL and I'm in ME so seeing him every couple of years is hard... Thank you for reading!!

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      bizarrett81 4 years ago from Maine

      Dad, I wish you were here too so bad. You would just adore this little booger. He is so much like you, too, as weird as that is. He makes this face with his eyebrow raised and its like looking right at you and it blows me away. I can't wait for the holidays so I can take a thousand pictures of you holding him = )

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      bizarrett81 4 years ago from Maine

      It certainly does fly by, janetwrites... Thank you for reading and I am glad you enjoyed it

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      bizarrett81 4 years ago from Maine

      Thank you for the Angels, pstraubie48! I can't imagine my little baby boy being older and giving me gandchildren, but when he does I will just adore them to peices. Thank you for stopping by and I am so glad you enjoyed this.

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      bizarrett81 4 years ago from Maine

      This is so true...I look at him whle he's sleeping in his crib and can remember when he was a tiny newborn like it was yesterday. The emotions that come with parenthood are infinite and broad, but I love it all. Thank you for reading!

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      bizarrett81 4 years ago from Maine

      Thank you so much DemiT... My son is almost two, and I totally get the conflicting emotions. I look forward to each new day and every new word he says or new task he learns, but I also just want to freeze him in this little adorable stage and have that later when he's a teenager LOL. Blessings to you and your daughter, may you have endless days of happiness!

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      I wish I could have frozen you at that age, then I wouldn't have had to deal with you as a teen Ager. :-) oh boy, are you girls in for it. Lol.

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      bizarrett81 4 years ago from Maine

      LOL Oh I know!!!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and beautiful. Hold on to those special moments. Before you know it it will be some lovely lady holding him and he'll be all grown up. Passing this on.

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      bizarrett81 4 years ago from Maine

      Thank you for reading and sharing Gypsy Rose.. I am trying to hold onto those moments, but they are fleeting... All I can do is hope I raise a wonderful man for that future lovely lady = )

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      This is so precious and adorable.. it reminds me of my sons when they were little with their own little personalilites and little arms around my neck.. saying I LOVE YOU MOMMY.. of what memories.. thank you my dear for writing this I love it

      sharing

      Debbie

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      bizarrett81 4 years ago from Maine

      The mother/son bond is truly wonderful and unique, isn't it? I will never forget these days.

      Thank you for reading and sharing, Debbie! I look forward to sharing work here on Hubpages with you.

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      Rosemary Amrhein 4 years ago from Boston, MA

      Cute. I'd like to have one God willing. Sounds very cute

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      bizarrett81 4 years ago from Maine

      He is the cutest! But I am biased; ) I hope you are blessed with a little love = ) Thank you for reading

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      Good evening Elizabeth and only a mother could write something as beautiful and tender and life affirming as this. Your unconditional love comforts your readers with every poetic line and my mum was my best friend and I have no regrets only good feelings and blessed memories.

      Sending to you my sincere warmest wishes and good energy from Colin and his furried children, Little Miss Tiffy and Mister Gabriel at lake erie time ontario canada 9:31pm

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      bizarrett81 4 years ago from Maine

      Aw Epi, thank you! I hope my son will always be my best friend. I wish I had energy for a long beautiful comment to match yours but my little best friend has an ear infection and I haven't gotten much sleep, so I am off to dreamland. Sending wishes and many thanks back to Canada and to your little furry friends! Is it spring there yet???

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      I know all about ear aches and infections as I now wear two hearing aids and get plugged up when I have a head cold in my ears so I am back to give your dear son an Epi-blessing to get better. And yes the prelude of spring has arrived, I think, lol, well at least my cats tell me so when they love getting out on the deck lately. lake erie time 11:02pm

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      bizarrett81 4 years ago from Maine

      Aw thank you! He is up and smiling today so that is good = ) Spring is also arriving here, it is blue skies and sweatshirt temps and I am loving it!

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      Bena 3 years ago from Nowhere

      This is extremely cute. I love children more than anything on this planet. They're the most innocent creatures. I've a nephew and niece, they love me like crazy. They say they love me more than their mom, which of course can't be true haha. They in their school say that I'm their mother, which is even funnier. I also want to be stuck in reverse. I want them to be that small and have those cute voices forever. I've a younger sister who's a teen now. I always long for those moments when she used to be a baby and I used to cry to hold her being a 6 year old. The best damn feeling in the world is holding a baby in your arms so close to your heart. The baby's beautiful blessed skin, those tiny arms, angelic eyes, the cat voice, it's all the most beautiful feeling in the world. Making children happy feels like you're a super hero. I remember, when I was a child myself small things would mean so much to me. The feelings in that age are so overwhelming. When you grow up, you don't get excited that much as you did when you were a child. So I believe, if you have something you can give either to a child or a grown up. Give it to the child. For it'll mean more than you can imagine to the child. Oh, and your baby is very very beautiful. Mashallah ^_^

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      bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine

      benashiraz your comments are so wonderful and heartfelt and I thank you so much. Babies are truly a treasure to hold. Mine is no longer a baby = ( I now have a rambunctious, intelligent toddler. I adore him more then life itself, and he is now my driving force in the world. Thank you very much for reading this and sharing in my thoughts.

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      Rosemary Sadler 3 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Adorable poem and photo. So cute even with stomping feet. They grow up far too quickly so every moment is to be treasured while they are young.

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      bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine

      So true Rosemay... he certainly is a treasure... thank you so much for reading and sharing your thoughts = )

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      Jennifer 3 years ago from New Jersey

      It goes so very fast ! One minute I had two babies and I blinked and they were six and seven! Enjoy toddler time.....any second it will be "oh mom!!!!!"

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      bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine

      Oh I know, and it has flown by since I wrote this! My son is almost two and he is so smart, already rolls his eyes at me and says Mommy! Moments I will cherish forever!

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      April Cote 3 years ago

      Loved it! I know that feeling all to well, hugging them and just trying to soak it in. But now the hugs are with them standing and they are almost as tall as me. :( But I love seeing them grow, learn and develop into such wonderful little people. :)

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      bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine

      I know and your kids are particularly tall = ) It makes me sad to see them grow too = ( Children are such treasures, temporary and wonderful to be cherished every second. I will miss my lil guy when he is bigger !

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      Man of Strength 3 years ago from Orlando, Fl

      Hi bizarrett81,

      This is cute. I remember when my 6 year old son, was a baby. Now he's preparing for 2nd grade this fall. Cherish these tender moments while he's small as the years do fly by.

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      bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine

      Thank you Man of Strength! I can't believe how much he has changed just since I wrote this. He is amazing, as I am sure yours is. Six is a fun age! Enjoy it!!

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      d.william 3 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      Another beautiful poem. You have the gift to say the words so many of us feel inside. Such a pleasure to read.

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      bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine

      Thank you again, d.william. I must take some time to get to know your work, I appreciate your comments, and that you like my work! Thank you!

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