More for Maureen

by A. Paige White

I read of your tempest
where you're tossed by bodily failures
into the sea of well wishes and prayers
as you keep up your spirits
and I read of your soon first grandchild.

Oh, how that bends my knees in prayer for you
that God would grant you renewed strength
and stamina to bounce that baby;
The first grandchild.
They do things for you,
change our aging point of view.
There is magic in a grandchild
That no other does possess
Even jaded eyes covered by discovering and big eyed wonder
Take on textures new and the older reaffirmed
the lackluster gain a new sparkle
by the shared wonder of it all.

My prayers are with you, Maureen.


Author's Note: More strength. More healing. More time. Please, dear God, let her bounce the baby and share the wondrous delight.

Posted on 05/02/2007
Copyright © 2021 A. Paige White

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Rhiannon Jones on 05/02/07 at 03:19 AM

"that God would grant you renewed strength and stamina to bounce that baby"...for some reason (not sure I can articulate why) the word "bounce" really hit me here...Maybe it is about bouncing back.

Posted by Gabriel Ricard on 05/02/07 at 04:27 AM


Posted by Michelle Angelini on 05/02/07 at 04:31 AM

Paige, I know you speak for many of us with these words you write. I know we all wish the best for Maureen. Very well and compassionately said.

Posted by Jean Mollett on 05/02/07 at 04:36 AM

Hi Paige, This is beautiful. I also agree withe others too. :)

Posted by Jean Mollett on 05/02/07 at 04:37 AM

ooops, typo.

Posted by Charlie Morgan on 05/02/07 at 05:32 PM

...paige, such a wealth of emotion in, so, so...something, like maria, being the grandpa of a 11 month old preemie( who by the way "bounces" wonderfully!!!, and a daughter who had a bifurcated uterus (and i worry about the sun coming up in the east!), man you drape maureen with love THAT can be felt...i bow to your God-given human spirit and your expression of such humanness...much peace, chaz

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