An attempt to describe my 18 month old granddaughter Maddie.

Kiss Gently The Cheek

Kiss gently the cheek
Stroke lightly the hair
Ease the tiny fingers
from around yours with care

Softly lay her down
on sheets that smell of spring
Slowly pull the passy
from her lips as you sing

curls of strawberry blonde
frame her angelic face
long silk lashes
on rosy cheeks encase
azure blue eyes
that have the power to own
every heart that meets her
even those of stone

Look upon this treasure
who made life seem brand new
just 18 months ago
with the first breath she drew

The innocence, the purity
the sweetness of her face
In her rests the beauty
of God's mercy and grace

Poetry by Phyllis J. Rhodes
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Written on 2009-04-29 at 17:52

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Great write. Keep up the good work hun

Kathy Lockhart The PoetBay support member heart!
this is beautiful and so sweetly written with your love for her. she is as so described--a gift of beauty, love, hope, joy and laughter.

John Lambremont, Sr.
Phyllis, this is not only very dear, but wonderfully reflects in the language the gentleness of the text's emotions.

I do suggest this be broken into verses for better effect.

Great stuff!