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THIS-N-THAT

First Grandchild

First Grandchild

 

Newborn child of my child,

Lingering in your eyes I see

Shadows of white-robed angels

and visions of eternity. 

 

Precious flesh of my flesh

Wondrous gift from God,

Whose tiny feet so recently

Have Heaven's pathways trod.

 

I wish that you could tell me

The things that I've forgot.

The glorious things, The eternal things,

That those in heaven are taught.

 

I wish that I could see again

The things your eyes have seen.

I wish I could remember

My first premortal dreams.

 

Newborn child of my child.

Spirit now clothed in clay,

In time your celestial memories

Will dim and fade away.

 

And so I take you in my arms

And fervently I pray

That your bright spirit might ever be

As pure as it is today

 

 © Madeline Baker. 

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