I Saw Today

I Saw Today

A Poem by Steve Kittell
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Memories of birthdays past

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(Memories of birthdays past)

saw today my baby’s start

 Opened her eyes and stole my heart

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 I saw today her smile at me

 We brought her home, safe as can be

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 I saw today her tucked in bed

 Gently leaned over to kiss her head

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 I saw today my baby weep

 Snuggled her gently back to sleep

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 I saw today my baby eat

 Covered from head to little feet

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 I saw today my baby sit

 Then fell over in a giggle fit

 I saw today my baby crawl

 Tried to escape down the hall

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 I saw today my baby stand

 Holding my finger in her hand

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 I saw today my baby walk

 Then soon after began to talk

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 I saw today my baby run

 Laughing and screaming, having  fun

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 I saw today her surprise art

 The wall and it shall never part

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 I saw today her bruise her knee

 Climbed too high and fell from the tree

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 I saw today her play tattoo

 0n her belly, red, green and blue

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I saw today her find a cat

Opened the door and that was that

I saw today her ride a bike

Though too young to be off  her  trike

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I saw today she learned to swim

Tub’s full, splashes over the rim

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I saw today her play a song

Tiny violin with bow so long

I saw today my baby grew

She had to shop for something new

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I saw today her off to school

Not holding hands, acting cool

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I saw today she was funny

On the coach napping with bunny

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I saw today her go to the dance

Just for fun and not for romance

I saw today her drive a car

I hope she doesn't go too far

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I saw today her graduate

Then off to college, she’ll do great

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I saw today my baby grown

Off to the city, on her own

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I saw today her new career

Making art for people to wear

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I saw today she’s just like us

The best of both, with little fuss

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The Beginning

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© 2014 Steve Kittell


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Loulou4u - thank u, thank u, thank u. I've thoroughly enjoyed all your wonderful comments, it helps to keep writing.

Steve K

Posted 4 Years Ago


Hi Steve, This is so charming. You have explored the many stages of the life of a child with such tenderness, something all parents can relate to. Very nicely written.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

this brought tears to my eyes, its so touching.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is so precise and quite good writing

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

What a lovely tribute to the life of parenting/

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Added on September 1, 2014
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Tags: poem, poetry, child, daughter, family, love, birthdays

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Steve Kittell
Steve Kittell

In the shadow of Windmill Cottage, East Greenwich, RI



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Having suffered almost fifty years of writers block I'm back, picking up exactly where I left off, as a mischievous five year old. Current chidren's poems can be seen at: http://www.childrens-stori.. more..

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