A Day of Hope

He awakens to a day of hope
after happy day of birth
attended by smiling parents proud
who know his priceless worth
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He awakens to a day of hope
lying restless on his bum
after one move that surprises him
he ends up on his tum
.
He awakens to a day of hope
on his tum going nowhere fast
flailing arms and legs eventually push
now he's on all fours at last
.
He awakens to a day of hope
wobbling steadily as best he can
one hand forward followed by knee
then other knee and hand
.
He awakens to a day of hope
rising quickly on all fours
wide-eyed and giggling all the way
crawling fast across the floors
.
He awakens to a day of hope
finally standing on his own
weeks to months and months to years
now a family of his own
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Mark Toney © 2021
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5/29/2021 - Poetry form: Verse

This poem is about: 
Me
My family
Our world

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