Love Knows My Name

Love Knows My Name

A Poem by kickstart gal

a poem for my son, my blessing


Love Knows My Name
(for Eli)

They say you cannot know love
until it knows you first.
But did you see my face in dreams,
as I saw yours?
Or did you pick it, at your leisure,
announcing to the waiting throngs that
"This one is mine."
In the warmth of secret,
could you know the way that the
saxophone moves me,
that raindrops and Chinese food sometimes make me cry?
Lying still in the dark,
did you memorize the candence of day,
the stealthy rhythms of forbidden night?
Could you hear the purpose of my heart in its beating?
Maybe not.
But when pink lips under blue eyes part, to say
"Mama," I'm sure
that love, it knows my name.

© 2009 kickstart gal

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Author's Note

kickstart gal
this is a poem I wrote for my son just before his first birthday; I'm not a great poet, but this one is from the heart.

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I really enjoyed this poem. I loved how you right off the bat you introduced the face factor, as our faces are much like our fingerprints personal and unique. A beautiful expression of love that flows with a gentile shower. A lovely read.

Blessings Laughing-Bear

Also as I live primitive in the Bush I do not have regular access to the net, I was near an Internet sight and logging in downloaded your poem to my tabletop so I could read it at home by the fire when I had time. Is this all right to do this with your poems as I always delete such writings and only keep them on file with the author’s permission?

Posted 12 Years Ago

Eh! This is so beautifully penned, I loved this emotionally strong
Great work :)

Posted 14 Years Ago

We are all poets. Your son is fortunate to have you as his mother.

Posted 14 Years Ago

This is a beautiful tribute to your son, well done.

Posted 14 Years Ago

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Added on March 6, 2009
Last Updated on March 6, 2009


kickstart gal
kickstart gal

Greenville, NC

I'm Jess. 34-year-old Sothern PsuedoBelle, mom to three future changemakers (and current members of the stinky-feet club), snarkmaster supreme, nagging ex-wife, occupational hazardess, hardcore Faulkn.. more..


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