You, My Children, Are the Reason I Sing



I don’t feel

the need

to write poetry

in all of my moments,

for I find the poetry

in the curve of your smile,

in the silkiness of your song

on lazy afternoons,

in barefoot dancing

while washing the dishes,

and in kissing your forehead

as you drift off to sleep.

Words cannot speak

the wonder with which

I seek your thoughts

and the hidden glances

I remember to steal

watching you grow.

Yes, I am a poet –

my greatest desire

to trace the ways

that I find beauty,

but some

of the greatest wonders

desire not words,

they only require to sing

and be heard.

Your presence

lends meaning to my days

and having you in my life –

I am truly blessed

beyond my dreams.

I shall watch you sing

And hum along.


© Sumyanna 2017


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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Lovely! Really enjoyed the last two lines. Very touching. Stolen glances, and humming along, so true. Moments very special

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sumyanna says:

      Oh, kids are just a joy – I think. They made my heart what it is…


  2. Such a lovely poem 💕

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sumyanna says:

      Thank you very much!

      Liked by 1 person

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