Friday, July 20, 2012

Once and Future Daughter


He is my sunshine.
sleeping
tiny heart with mine.
Shakes my happy
surfing
fearless skies of gray.
Yet to show
how much I love him,
To her, I give 
my son’s shine away.
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Trifextra Week Twenty-Five
"Forty-three years ago today, Neil Armstrong became the first person to ever walk on the moon.  In celebration of Moon Day we want you to write 33 words about someone who took a giant leap.  It can mean whatever you'd like, just make sure you write exactly 33 words."

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18 comments:

  1. Bobina and I call Tay our sunshine. We use "u r my sunshine" song as her ringtone. Whatever future son n law better know I will burn him like a thousand suns if he beings any darkness into my baby's life.


    This was beautiful

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    1. He was a horrible baby. I think folks like to call it "colic." Well, at least with everyone else but me. As long as he was touching me in some way, any way, he was in total bliss. So, I spent a ridiculous amount of time with this kid attached to my body. Rocking, dancing, back-patting, and singing this song. And this was the only song that worked. Even now, if he sleeps too late, I will still go into his room and start singing this, albeit much louder and much more obnoxious so that it is obvious I am trying to be annoying and not at all "motherly and sweet." Hehehe....

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  2. good take on the prompt and great sentiment :-)

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  3. I started singing that to my daughter just after birth. She's now 21 but I have a sign in her room with that saying. We watch carefully, both of ours, and hope choices made...

    It's hard to let go. For them to have someone other than us. We've experienced this with our daughter. Nicely portrayed.

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  4. Took me a while to get the drift of the last part, but I was impressed when I did!
    Just out of curiosity - shouldn't you be a Dea (f) rather than Deus (m)?

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    1. I should also be 'out of the machine' instead of in it ;-)

      I'd pay money for the luxury of overlooking the small things....

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  5. Mums have a tough time when their offspring marry.

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  6. Dammit. Is that your kid? He's just as much a rockstar as the mama isn't he...

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    1. Yeah, he's mine :-) The kid has no fear and immeasurable heart.

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  7. This was beautiful. As parents, there comes a time when we have to share.

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  8. Love the play on words with "my son's shine". Also love your choices of "love it" or "you suck"--really, there should be no in-between, should there? My little one loves the youtube videos that people have done for that song.

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    1. I added a l'il sumpn' just cuz you said so ;-)

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  9. I loved the imagery of "don't take my sunshine away" hinted at only gently with "give my son's shine away"

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  10. this was beautiful. thank you for sharing it!

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  11. Awww. It's not original to say, but I rocked my baby to sleep with it, too. She has asthma and would often only fall asleep upright, with a head on my shoulder. Sweet times, though they were certainly trying at times.

    This is lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. My daughter is "gender queer" (she says "lesbian" sounds like she immigrated!), so whoever comes into her life will most likely be another woman. And yes, if that woman trashed my baby's heart, she will be the grass and I'll be the lawnmower!!

    This is a lovely feel of sacrifice, willing sacrifice, your child will indeed cleave to another and the whole dynamic changes. Hoping we ALL get the daughters and sons-in-law our children deserve! Amy, and found you at Trifecta.

    http://sharplittlepencil.com/2012/07/18/life-without-limits-sun-scribs-3ww/

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  13. I love this! Precious and poetic.

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