Ask Me, I know

Every year we do something strange.
We cut down a tree, and our living room we rearrange.

It will not grow, it leaves a mess,
so why do we look forward to this?

‘Why DO we do this?’ you wonder out loud.
“For the presents!” says the child unbowed.

‘Why are there presents?’ you wonder some more.
“It’s a birthday party!” shouts he, coming into a roar.

‘Then why don’t we sing Happy Birthday?’ Ha! You’ve got him this time.
“Because it’s Christmas!” he says with the most determined look in his eye.

You’re right, so true.
I just needed a little reminder, called you.

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“I’m too ired”

“I’m too ired” said the child,
using the day’s last bit of energy.
“I can barely crawl to my bed tho’ it’s in sight
and prop one eye open for my story.”

“I’m too ired for bathing and bubbles
I’d rather go to bed grubby.
Skip the scrubbing, go right to snuggling
I’m too ired to even say the T.”

Summer Fade

Days are dimming the air has a chill
Of swimming and games children have had their fill

Their skin tells adventures in tanned feet and freckled nose
Legs scratched and bit, pinkish arms and dirty toes

Time to trim the lightened hair, measure shoes and get to sleep
Looking forward to friendships, making new ones to keep

It is a beckoning we cannot resist, the ritual of Autumn’s kiss
The rustle of leaves quieting the birds and frogs of summer’s bliss

To ants and worms that crawled in and out, we bid farewell friends
On the other side of winter’s throes we will meet again

Daily Prompt: Fifteen Credits

The greatest words ~Los mas grandes palabras

The best question.
“Momma, will you marry me?”
The nicest gift.
“I will build you a house right next to mine.”
The truest compliment.
A smile at your picture when you are sitting nearby.
The sweetest love.
“I love you as much as you love me.”
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La pregunta mejor.
“Mama, quieres casarte conmigo?”
El mejor regalo ofrecido.
“Yo te edificare una casa junto a la mia”
El cumplido mas verdadero
“Una sonrisa a su imagen”
El amor más dulce
“Te quiero tanto como tu me amas.”

Good night

Good night sweet child, it’s time to sleep, tomorrow’s another day
Together we’ll sail on the open sea, hunt treasures on our way
We’ll build a fort and call it home, have a chase or two
I can’t wait to celebrate, another day with you
We’ll laugh and sing, try everything, whatever you can scheme
Open your arms, I’ll fill them with all your hopes and dreams
I love you to the planets and stars, every moment in every way
Good night sweet child, it’s time to sleep, tomorrow’s another day