Footprints

Footprints

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw
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(For Jahkai my grandson)

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oh baby boy, oh baby boy
my love for you is flowing
the stars my darling bright at night
by day are not for showing
but you dear child such joy you bring
you reach each nook and cranny
remember this for all your years
adored you are by nanny

© 2020 Christine Anne Shaw


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Something that will long be treasured by this lucky boy, I’m sure, Chris. What a lovely lullaby for a young child. I used to make up song for my kids when they were babies and they have become our own private collection of lullabies. I sometimes wonder if they will sing them to their own children someday.

I love about this that it does remind me how far love stretches and that love thrives in the simplicity of our affections. We just have to bask in the overflow of feeling. And learn to express it. I feel it here, Chris. It’s lovely.

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Thank you so much for your lovely response Eilis. Yes, as soon as I am able I will sit him on my k.. read more
Eilis

1 Week Ago

Oh, that must be so hard, Chris. But a baby's smile is a wonderful gift. :)
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

A baby's smile melts your heart :))


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Vividly poignant poem Chris; I feel the love connection here in every part of your core. Lovely!

Posted 4 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

4 Days Ago

Thank you so much Betty. A little offering for my latest grandchild who is a cutie.

C.. read more
The poem is filled with so much sweetness. People who have got the shelter of nanny are very very lucky. My nanny always used to come to my rescue whenever my parents yelled at me for something. This reminded me of all those memories.
Love this!

Posted 4 Days Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

4 Days Ago

I loved my own nanny both maternal and paternal very much. Hoping to be an asset to my own grandchil.. read more
Nicely rhymed. I'd say one young man is fortunate to have such a loving nanny. I hope he reads this when he grows up.

Posted 5 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

4 Days Ago

Thank you. I'll be bouncing him on my knee soon hopefully, so will be singing it:)

Ch.. read more
This is a very heartfelt poem about a treasure of a child. Well written. It reminds me when my children were babies and sleeping in their crib. Im thinking this is about a grandbaby. You're a good writer. Enjoyed reading very much

Posted 5 Days Ago


Christine Anne Shaw

4 Days Ago

Dear iddy cell, thank you for your lovely review. Yes this is for the latest grandchild. A cutie.read more
iddy cell

4 Days Ago

Happy writing to you.
What a joy! Being a grandparent is a special treat in life. I'm so happy for you.

Take care - Dave

Posted 5 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

5 Days Ago

Thank you Dave. Hope you are OK. I haven't seen you for awhile. All good wishes.

Chri.. read more
This is very nice nursery rhymes what I read. I wonder if you read to your grandson and how was his reaction. Your writing is full of love and kindness something what is sometimes missing at our times. Thank you for bringing little bit your light for us all of us.

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Christine Anne Shaw

5 Days Ago

Thank you Poet. I haven't been able to sit him on my knee and sing it to him yet. Hopefully it won't.. read more
Must be such an awesome feeling...I feel wonderful for you. Thanks for sharing such precious love with us.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

5 Days Ago

It is a wonderful feeling having a new member in our family. He is a joy. Thank you Pestonjee.
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Pestonjee

2 Days Ago

You're so welcome Ms. Chris 🤗
Aw shucks,
what a sweet tribute to a grandson who someday will read this and smile.

Posted 5 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

5 Days Ago

An early good morning and a good late night for you Jacob. I had a funny turn and musicality and rhy.. read more
Chris, I will echo what others have said about the simple beauty of this poem. However, I also see a mastery in form. Am I reading trochaic octameter? Though I can't write with form, I've been studying it. I might have this wrong, but I'm counting 64 syllables and it appears 8 in each of the eight lines. It's unusual for me to get nerdy with a poem, but something about this one told me it's more than a simple, sincere poem for your grandson. Regardless, I enjoyed this one. It's a good break from the heavier poems I've been reading tonight. And, I'm also trying to learn from others.

Posted 6 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

5 Days Ago

Pleased to provide some light relief Robert. When I started writing poetry, it was all in classical .. read more
R.E. Ray

5 Days Ago

Chris, I admire poets like you who not only study this craft but practice it so well. I didn't write.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

5 Days Ago

If you didn't write a poem until 2017, you have done remarkably well. You take care now. I found the.. read more
the love of our life,the crown on our heads

Posted 6 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

6 Days Ago

Thank you Ron. I appreciate your visit and hope all is well with you.

Chris
 wordman

6 Days Ago

you`re welcome,,doing fine thanks

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Christine Anne Shaw
Christine Anne Shaw

Berkshire, United Kingdom



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Have been at Writerscafe for a year now, so pleased I made the change to posting my work here. Have loved reading poetry all my life, but never wrote my first poem until I hit 40. I wish now that I.. more..

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