What greater work of future hope does come,
With parents both greeting their newborn child,
The love, hopeful dreams of every new mum,
She cradles her bundle, “Has he just smiled?”
Home, the family, his journey begins,
First crawling, then walking, talking with style,
He grows oh so quickly, wish he were twins,
Some tantrums, some tears but so much more smile.
Soon school comes along, he faces with cheer,
Now reading and writing, good at sports too,
He moves through with ease each year after year,
First college, sweetheart then marriage ensue.
Once more a child comes but this time to him,
“A girl!” he exclaims, embracing his Kim.
100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Wk#38 – Write a Sonnet: 14 lines, 10 syllables per line, Rhythm: a,b,a,b,c,d,c,d,e,f,e,f,g,g – “Life in Cycle”
April 24, 2012 at 02:35
Fantastic! You give such joy and I can see my own children growing along side your verse. 🙂
May 3, 2012 at 20:06
Thanks for the comment.
I was almost too late entering this sonnet but I had to add it as I liked the idea. Having been involved in teaching for around 30 years, I seen many children grow and become parents themselves. Some share their lives with me through Facebook so I can see their own children grow. Such is the cycle of life. 🙂
April 25, 2012 at 09:26