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Updated on December 3, 2008

Reflections: Raising Triplets

Watching reflections of the light
On the ceiling as they twirl
Sylvester, Bugs and Tweety
On a slow and endless whirl
Beneath the light, three babies lay
In cribs adorned the same
Each child without a clue
As to so much as its name
It's quiet now, as moments ago
The last one has been fed
Some patting on the back and humming
Then each one put to bed
As I check up one last time
To see how they are sleeping
I look in to see eyes not closed
But over covers they are peeping
Looking back up at me
They've been awake for all the while
And as if they know they fooled me
They give me that big smile
Today has been a good day
The kind, years from now, I'll miss
But Lord knows I'd by lying
Saying each day was like this
Often they are teachers
Whose lessons can be tough
And make us wonder if what we are
Will ever be enough
They help us find new kinds of love
They help us find new fears
They teach us how our vision's blurred
By someone else's tears
Fed, clean, warm in your arms
Yet, no matter what you try
A binky here, there, there, there
But all they do is cry
Taking turns holding each
Eyeing your next choice
It's easy to see which one it'll be
As you hear the loudest voice
Eventually the tears do dry
And the cries begin to fade
Discomfort now arises
In the cradle your arms made
You lay each one in their crib
And then, ironically
You sit back down exhausted
As a clock somewhere strikes "three"
Sitting back in that big rocker
But now three babies lighter
The light above still goes round
As the night seems somewhat brighter
Watching reflections of the light
On the ceiling as they twirl
Sylvester, Bugs and Tweety
On a slow and endless whirl… 
Dominic Gerace 


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    • goldentoad profile image


      10 years ago from Free and running....

      I followed Chris A here and glad I did.

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      Cris A 

      10 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Okay, that must be a handful but still 6X the fun! As for the formatting, I think you did the right thing. It's tricky if you want to maintain the verses. It's easier if it's freeverse. Nonetheless, a good poem is good poem :D

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      Nick Gerace 

      10 years ago from Warren MI

      Thanks! They are 6 now.

      It looks like I need to learn how to format the text here LOL!

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      Cris A 

      10 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Oh they are adorable! You're one lucky man to have triplets - a threefold blessing! And nice poem, too. Love is written all over it! :D


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