Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Poem - Surprise

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“I ‘prised you,” she said.

She certainly did,
at least twenty times every day,

from under the covers
and under the bed,
behind every door
the curtains and more,
she’d catch me off guard
then shout with delight,

“I ‘prised you.”

She’d hide in the yard
behind every bush
and every tall tree,
under a bench
and next to the slide,
she’d catch me off guard
then shout with delight,

“I ‘prised you.”

At bedtime each night
I’d read her a book,
give her a kiss,
tuck her in tight,
turn out the light,
I’d catch her off guard
then say with delight,

“I prize you.”

I knew in my heart it would always
be true,
‘cause the ‘prising thing is
 a child’s a prize
all life through.


  1. Oh, how fun! Makes me smile and warms my heart. . .and makes me think.


  2. Thank you so much. It makes me happy to bring you a smile and happy thoughts.

  3. Oh, wow. This one just spontaneously brought tears to my eyes with its poignant play on words. The juxtaposition of whimsy and loving message brings up such an array of emotion. Pure joy, and pure love. I would love to know your inspiration for this poem. It's sacred.