Talcum Powder Delight

Bringing you home

Talcum powder delight

Our first bath

Healthy lungs

Growing appetite


Huge expectations

Your future forseen

World of possibilities

Lump in my throat

Aching inner-heart strings


Love and fear

Such ferocious emotion

Our little princess

Bending hearts and minds

Building an empire of devotion


To your beckoning

Every cry and kiss

Such painful anticipation

Always worrying

What we might miss


Just can’t conceive

Leaving you alone

Fed, burped and bathed

By someone else

In a strangers home


Author’s note:

This poem tries to capture some of the hopes, dreams and delight the new baby brings into our lives, written in 2004.


This poem is about: 
My family
My community
My country
Our world


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