Tuesday, 4 July 2017

DEAR JOSHUA, OUR FIRST GRANDCHILD: /HAPPY BIRTHDAY:

I wrote the poem below on the birth
of my first grandchild Josh
who is 19 yrs old today.
This was my second poem I ever wrote:

DEAR jOSHUA, OUR FIRST GRANDCHILD:
Welcome to the world and to our family.
May your life be filled with love
In everything you see.

You have a precious mother
Who will give you love and tender care.
Your father looked so proud of you
As you peacefully slept there.

He too was our first child
Not so many years ago.
And we;re not ashamed to tell you
How we loved him so.

May your life be filled with laughter,
And always wear a smile.
For we're only on this earth,
For just a short while.

So as you grow from baby to toddler,
From boyhood to man.
We'll always remember the first time
We saw you........love from your
Grandad and your Nan.



*Grandad left us just two months later*

From my first book
Negative V. Positive.
Copyright All Rights Reserved
Yvonne Lewis 2008 


12 comments:

  1. Hope he has a happy 19th birthday!

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    1. Thank you Pat will pass on your best wishes.

      Yvonne.

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  2. What a wonderful, heartfelt poem/birthday wish.
    Happy birthday, Josh.

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    1. Thank you Sandra. I'm sure he will have a good birthday.

      Yvonne.

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  3. Nineteen is still SO young. I hope he learns something new every day, stays healthy, and thinks of you too. Be well

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    1. Yes so young yet when I reached my 19th birthday I was 3 months off of getting married.
      Many thank Joanne.

      Yvonne.

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  4. Happy Birthday Josh, you the man now!

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    1. Yes the years do fly ny Spencer Guy, Thank for your birthday wishes to Joshua.

      Yvonne.

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  5. Hi Yvonne,

    What a heartfelt poem from yesteryear. Now, Joshua be 19 and a young man. Oh how we must cherish all the moments. Hope he had a wonderful birthday.

    In kindness,

    Gary

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    1. Thank you Gary lovely comment which I so much appreciated.

      Yvonne.

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  6. What a precious gift (this poem). A moment/feeling captured a lifetime (or two). Thank you

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    1. Thanks Martin for those kind words.

      Yvonne.

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