Monday, August 15, 2016

Granddaughter at 6 Months

by Cheryl Merrick
Smiles of recognition
Thoughtful glances
Shared giggles


Proudly sitting up by herself
Rolling over is mastered
Holding on tightly, she stands
Her few steps hinting of future independence


Fascinated by life
She explores her world
Carefully considering sounds and tastes
Watching children play
Grabbing and shaking all within her reach
Chewing and sampling all that will go into her mouth


Til finally, snuggling into the arms of those who love her,
Her excitement gives way
To exhausted sleep