She Would Be Turning 7 This Year

As you lay there sleeping,

gently lay your head,

dreams of your future

dancing through my head.


At one, you’d be walking

Scurrying around,

getting into mischief,

feet firmly on the ground.


At two, your words start forming,

at three a sentence clear,

as grandpa reads you stories

keeps you safe and warm and near.


By four, you’re learning numbers,

five headed off to school,

sitting in a classroom with friends,

that is so cool!


At six, you’d be excited,

a part in the school play!

What a glorious feeling

as the years just slip away.


But then I wake at morning

see that you’re not here,

only while I’m sleeping,

and shed another tear.


Ian Rowan

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