On Eden #1

by Gavin M Roy

You always keep us awake at night
I have to say that it's alright;
though I'm tired and sometimes weary
and getting out of bed can be dreary.

I can say that I would not change a thing
even when your crying makes ears ring,
And when a headache starts to pound,
You persist to make such sound.

I wouldn't trade you for every dollar
no matter how much you scream and holler

But your mom says we may have to.


Author's Note: Just a comical look at parenthood with a new baby. Michelle would never say such a thing, just made me chuckle.

Posted on 01/16/2003
Copyright © 2019 Gavin M Roy

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by JD Clay on 01/16/03 at 02:07 PM

Precious moments engraved into ones mind that offer a wonderful perspective on ourselves. Good stuff Gavin. Peace...

Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 01/16/03 at 02:14 PM

LOL!! A reminder of those days when at times as parent one felt the urge to "throw the baby out with the bathwater"! Indeed, a good chuckle.

Posted by Jeanne Marie Hoffman on 10/04/03 at 06:41 AM

haha I liked the ending

Posted by Carl Walker on 02/18/04 at 12:02 PM

of course we'd never say such a thing, but the absurdity makes it funny. it is filled with affection, thanks for a laugh, good poem

Posted by Charles E Minshall on 07/02/04 at 06:45 PM

Been there done that with four. Fun poem...Charlie

Posted by Melissa Arel on 07/26/04 at 04:45 AM

Thankgoodness my son is done with that stage.. PTL! Very cute :)

Posted by Amanda L Marron on 07/26/04 at 11:06 PM

lol....i like this....i have a 3 year old brother and a 5 year old sister so i know exactly what you are going through. being that their room was right next to mine.

Posted by Michelle Angelini on 12/23/07 at 08:38 AM

Oh so wicked! hahaha! Eden is so adorable. Congratulations on POTD! Bless you and Michelle with your sweet daughter.

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 12/23/07 at 03:24 PM

The joys of fatherhood...parenthood nicely captured Gavin. A worthy choice for POTD; congrats!

Posted by Wendy Sparling on 12/23/07 at 06:16 PM

Oh, I remember those nights...long nights...very long nights.. Congrats on your POTD!!

Posted by Don Matley on 12/23/07 at 10:05 PM

it is amazing how we cannot ignore the sounds of a baby crying.....I think we are programmed for this....enjoyable,,,,thanks....and thank goodness mine are grown up...so peace in Eden until of course geandchildren arrive !

Posted by Maria Massarella on 12/24/07 at 12:19 AM

This is so vivid and smilebringing beautiful! A delight! It tugs heart and all, taking me into memories of my own experiences on entering this gorgeous imagery created by your words. Congrats Gavin! Your poem has the fragrance of timelessness ...*hugs*

Posted by Laura Doom on 12/24/07 at 12:51 AM

Ha! Now the laughter has subsided, I have to get back to my mother on this one :>

Posted by Joe Cramer on 12/25/07 at 02:13 AM

Congrats on POTD... an excellent choice!

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