Bright Lights on Dull nights

by Shannon McEwen

Blue eyes twinkle
As Franken toddler
Walks stiffly

Then runs swiftly
Lumbers up to sit
And watch

The twinkling lights
In an otherwise dark room
Before flipping over

And lunging down
To get a closer look
Contagious giggles erupt

Spread over my heart
A soothing balm
To a damaged psyche


Posted on 11/23/2009
Copyright © 2021 Shannon McEwen

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Clara Mae Gregory on 11/23/09 at 10:44 PM

I just like this. just becuz. :)

Posted by V. Blake on 11/24/09 at 12:04 AM

"Franken toddler" Hahaha very nice! And an excellent title to complement an excellent write.

Posted by Joe Cramer on 11/24/09 at 05:50 PM

... so succinctly wonderful.....

Posted by Sandy M. Humphrey on 11/24/09 at 06:47 PM

It is wonderful how the eyes of a toddler can change our perspective, oh the laughter that can melt a heart. Nice work and I love your bio. smh

Posted by George Hoerner on 11/24/09 at 07:40 PM

I believe children can brighten almost any room with curiosity and openness. Nice write lady.

Posted by Elizabeth Jill on 11/25/09 at 11:25 PM

Franken toddler leaves no choice but to beam ;)

Posted by Tony Whitaker on 11/26/09 at 08:38 AM

Two words that capture this father of two now-grown kids, "Franken toddler". Excellent imagery.

Posted by Paul Tamm on 03/18/12 at 10:06 PM

Great flow and captures a wonderful feeling/moment.

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