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Malia

by Steve Baba

She asks for a kiss
So I give her one

She asks for a hug
So I give her one

She laughs and squeals
As I put the seat belt on her

Bye-bye
Until next week

Her blue eyes
Shine from the car light

And off she goes
Into the night and right

To her crib

Her place of solace
And dreams

09/19/2008

Author's Note: For my 2 year old niece

Posted on 09/19/2008
Copyright © 2018 Steve Baba

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Charlie Morgan on 09/19/08 at 03:14 PM

...steve, you got me on kiddos...espec. two yrolds...my grandson Kai, i see when i read this...this is a lovely lil' cuplets o' love,

Posted by Dave Fitzgerald on 09/22/08 at 01:53 PM

Oh I like that, my view altered in the 3rd couplet and the penny dropped. Nice write Steve

Posted by Alisa Js on 11/23/08 at 05:08 PM

This one captures the love one feels for another family member. You could have as easily been speaking about one's own child... the emotional connection was so strongly communicated. aloha

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 02/09/13 at 08:01 AM

Beautiful poetic snapshot of cherubian innocence. They don't stay that way for very long, but as they develop and mature, so does the relationship. Thanks for sharing this.

Posted by Dawn Davidson on 02/15/13 at 05:26 AM

the sweetness is divine in this, tks

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