My Poems

I Didn’t See That Coming

Shell I tell you what I suddenly see                                                                                   A little girl grew up in front of me                                                                                          It's like I barely even turned around                                                                              There you stood in this beautiful gown

Yesterday you had just turned six                                                                           Wrestling boys and throwing sticks                                                                                This has really happened, can you see                                                                    You've grown up quickly and quite pretty

I didn't take enough pictures or keep a baby book  Now I see you and my feelings have been shook  Look at yourself and forgive me while I have a cry  I didn't even get to say to that little girl goodbye

Author Eileen Clark 2023

Image ~ My Granddaughter Taylor

9 thoughts on “I Didn’t See That Coming

  1. Oh my, Eileen! I love this. The photo is so beautiful, as is your granddaughter, and you’ve captured the the emotion of that moment so perfectly in poetry. <33
    (Side note: in the WordPress Reader view the formatting of your poems is completely skewed—I believe this is a typical problem with the "verse" block—but if I click through the title to the front-end view of your blog, they're all good. Glad to have finally figured that out. :))
    Love your blog!

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