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Ain't nothin' Like it

by Shannon McEwen

Squishy hugs with chubby arms
Long fingers clasped

Around dark strands of hair
Cherub face pressed
Against a weary shoulder

Before rising
Puckered lips
Encircling sticky cheeks

Nine and one half smooches
Before my heart
Melts

Like chocolate
When lips part
“la u”

10/14/2009

Posted on 10/14/2009
Copyright © 2019 Shannon McEwen

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Charlie Morgan on 10/14/09 at 09:50 PM

...shannon, tis unfair for me to read your bio. then read a pome[sic] like this one...dynamic is just a word when applied to your delight! love your candor and care, ...la u, i wanna hug that kid, megrandson Kai, issss who you describe to me, and and and...well enuf about me...i love your poetry and your perspective of the world.

Posted by Steven Kenworthy on 10/15/09 at 01:50 AM

cute...i am not lucky enough to have children, but i can imagine how gorgeous it can feel. fine, sweet work.

Posted by Joe Cramer on 10/15/09 at 03:12 AM

... nice.....

Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 10/16/09 at 11:29 AM

this poem tells it like it is, and that is, that there ain't nothing like it, all the little things you describe here so tenderly.

Posted by Maria Terezia Ferencz on 03/18/10 at 09:53 PM

I could see my son at three when I read this....thank you! :)

Posted by Marjorie Anne Reagan on 10/09/11 at 05:16 AM

OMG wonderful! Reminds me of when mine broke into the candy kisses at christmas. she was hardly old enough to speak. :-)

Posted by Mo Couts on 10/24/11 at 03:13 PM

So precious!!

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