THE FIRST TIME I KNEW

THE FIRST TIME I KNEW

A Poem by Miss Sharon
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A dedication poem.

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THE FIRST TIME I KNEW

Each day was different and unique,
From the moment I first knew and anticipated
Meeting you for the first time.
I would not see you for several months,
I didn't know your name, I'd never spoken to you,
Heard you laugh or seen your face.

I didn't know what to expect from you nor what
Your expectations and requirements would be of me.
I'd never done this before...but neither had you.
Although this journey had been taken by many others,
It was the first for me and the first for you.
I was frightened beyond belief...were you?

The moment you took your first breath
Began a lifetime of firsts for us both.
The first time your perfect hands touched my face...
The first time I brought your rosebud lips to my breast
To take nourishment from the inside of my body...
The rush of mother's milk...my own smile from your mouth.

The first time you hugged me back and made me cry.
But the first time I heard you say, "I love you Mommy,"
Was the first time I was so happy I cried, and it
Was the first time I knew....why I had been born!
oxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Dedicated to my son Rodney and my daughter Tammy
I love you to the moon and back,
Mommy

© 2022 Miss Sharon


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You speak of the pregnancies of your children, the nourishment and tenderness before they were born; and then after... all the hugs, smiles, giggles, and finally the "I love you mommy" which when you hear this from your children for the first time, mommy's just want to melt with joy. In the first part of your poem i was thinking about a romantic interlude for the first time, but then at the end I realized this was totally different. very well written dear Sharon.
Best, B
Best, Betty

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Miss Sharon

2 Months Ago

My sweet friend, you have blessed me with your beautiful words! Thank you ever so much. ~Sharon
Betty Hermelee

2 Months Ago

You’re very welcome dear Sharon😊



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a lovely reflection on birth & motherhood.
cheerio carola

Posted 1 Month Ago


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Miss Sharon

1 Month Ago

Thanks so much my dear! ~Sharon
Nature's true beauty- birth and God's gift. You express the anticipation of that moment. I loved it.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Miss Sharon

1 Month Ago

Thanks so much for your kind words! I appreciate you. ~Sharon
dear Sharon... your Poem portrays the feelings that Mothers have when they have their Babies.. soft and sweet...true love is born... "Like the first Morning". Song by Cat Stevens... your poem could be a lovely Song. tenderly, Pat

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Miss Sharon

2 Months Ago


thanks so much Pat for your beautiful review! ~Sharon
Lovely written piece Sharon on motherhood, being pregnant and all the lovely challenges that come with it, the joys and the tiredness .

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Miss Sharon

2 Months Ago

Thank you so much Andrew! You are appreciated my friend. ~Sharon
You speak of the pregnancies of your children, the nourishment and tenderness before they were born; and then after... all the hugs, smiles, giggles, and finally the "I love you mommy" which when you hear this from your children for the first time, mommy's just want to melt with joy. In the first part of your poem i was thinking about a romantic interlude for the first time, but then at the end I realized this was totally different. very well written dear Sharon.
Best, B
Best, Betty

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Miss Sharon

2 Months Ago

My sweet friend, you have blessed me with your beautiful words! Thank you ever so much. ~Sharon
Betty Hermelee

2 Months Ago

You’re very welcome dear Sharon😊
what a beautiful piece. I have not seen my children in over 20 years but I can certainly empathise with this even though I'm a man. Lovely poem.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Miss Sharon

2 Months Ago

(I have not seen my children in over 20 year) For whatever reason Ken, this should not be and I am v.. read more
This is so beautiful Sharon. Heartfelt write from a mother to her children!

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Miss Sharon

2 Months Ago

Awwwwwwww! Thanks so much Karen! I appreciate you. ~Sharon
KAREN

2 Months Ago

My pleasure!
Most wonderful and touching Sharon, and also a beautiful reminder of the gift and pure joys of becoming a parent.

Lathen

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Miss Sharon

2 Months Ago

Thanks so much Lathen! I do so appreciate you. ~Sharon
I stood in the NICU, holding my daughter. This tiny life, helpless, wholly dependant on me. How would I ride to the occasion? I knew nothing beyond books. I had never grown up with an example. But somehow, I successfully raised her to be a teenager. Such a long road. And what obstacles. She is autistic. And so much still lies ahead. But that first moment... Indelibly, it has woven itself into my life. Now and forever she is my baby. Well written, my friend.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Miss Sharon

2 Months Ago

Indeed...no matter how old they are, they are still a baby to the mother. Thanks so much for your ki.. read more
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Gee
Such a beautiful piece. I remember holding my daughter for the first time as mum was being put back together after a C section. This beautiful, warm, totally unaware bundle of joy would now become the centre of my life and will be until my last breath taken, she is 22 this year :))
Good morning

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Miss Sharon

2 Months Ago

Ah yes...another mother can relate to this write. Thank you so much for your kind words. ~Sharon

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My name is Sharon, I am a retired piano teacher, I love the mountains where I hike and snowshoe, have had several poems published and love to write. I also love to read almost anything I can get my ha.. more..

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