Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Once I had a child

Once I had a child 


Once I had a child

born as all children 

come into this world

yet unique this child

my child who swam

within me as I swam

in warm clear waters

Once I had a child

who threw arms 

about me and said

my heart is over-

flowing – as did mine

saturated and soaked

with love sweet and 

unlike any other

Once I had a child

who grew as all

children do 

and flew 

as some do



  1. I really feel this poem, Pearl. I think they are programmed to fly away, much as we long to hold them close.

  2. Poignant.....and sad! I feel this one in my heart, Pearl.