Be inspired by these poems about what a child is. It will remind
you of the joy that children bring into our lives.
These short poems on children focus on how special each child is.
It was once said that "a baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer,
bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past
forgotten, and the future worth living for." These words are so true!
These are great poems to share with others. Or to use in congratulations or shower
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A child is
A butterfly in the wind,
Some can fly higher than others;
but each one flies the best it can.
Why compare one against the other?
Each one is different!
Each one is special!
Each one is beautiful!
A Child Is
Poet: Catherine Pulsifer, ©2019
A child is sunshine and happy things
They show us it doesn't matter about things.
A child can brighten a gloomy day
Just by their innocence and what they say.
A child keeps things simple not complex
They couldn't care less if you have a Rolex.
A child's excitement always shows
Their laughter goes right to their toes.
A child will love you, a love you will feel
It is a true love that no one can steal.
God sends us a child as a gift
To remind us of love and give us a lift.
Rosy-Cheek And Curly-Head
Poet: Edgar Wade Abbot
When I go home this welcome waits
Each evening when the day is fled;
The pattering of little feet,
Then clinging arms and kisses sweet,
From Rosy-cheek and Curly -head.
They come with shouts of rioting;
They're laughing so they scarce can speak!
O pair of highwaymen are they;
And I an easy-yielding prey
To Curly-head and Rosy-cheek.
But curly heads will sometimes ache,
And fill our souls with sudden dread;
And roses fade while hearts stand still.
O, may there come no touch of ill
To Rosy-cheek and Curly-head!
God bless all little cheeks of rose!
Where'er they bloom, they sunlight shed.
Bless little heads of rippling hair!
O, take into Thy tender care
Each Rosy-cheek and Curly-head!
Why We Do So
Poet: Strickland Gillilan
We talk to them when they're asleep -
These tiny objects of our love!
We murmur to them while we weep
And call them each our treasure trove.
We talk to them when they're asleep -
Oh, wayward children that they are! -
And hope that always we may keep
Their feet from straying into far
And thorn-girt paths beset with sin -
That they may never, never reap
Such harvesting as ours has been -
We talk to them when they're asleep.
Now do not bust right out and weep,
Or let your cheeks with teardrops glisten;
We talk to them when they're asleep
'Cause that's the only time they'll listen.
To An Adopted Child
Poet: Anne Campbell
Dear, do not weep. By every act of mine
I am your mother . . . by my sleepless nights
By every step in the long day’s design
That I have taken; by the sweet delights
Of your blessed companionship; by the clear gaze
By all my care in your beginning days;
Your warm, soft body held against my breast
Warmed me and dried my disappointed tears.
You made a real home of our lonely nest.
Now we look forward to the fruitful years
With you beside us bearing in your hands
The love that every mother heart demands
I am your mother, though you may not be
Flesh of my flesh. Our love goes deeper still.
You are my heart’s adopted part of me.
I am your mother by the power of will.
Because I did not want to walk alone . . .
From the whole world, I chose you for my own.
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Never underestimate the happiness and the love that a child will bring
into the lives of others. A child gives love and the love we feel for a child of our own is unconditional. A well-known saying says it all: "A baby is a bit of stardust blown from the hand of God".
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