Solomon’s Light

Who cares
about avoiding cliché?
Your presence is like
a magic patch of sunshine
on grey November days.
When your smile
peeps round the door
there is a bright light and
my fears know that for now
they are beaten;
you are the breath of fresh air
that I crave.

And today
when you toddled
full length of the room,
successfully for the first time,
bearing a gift especially for me –
two stickle bricks in a pan –
I knew that this was the start
of something big.

November 2014 004

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55 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. leamuse
    Nov 18, 2014 @ 11:04:10

    Precious! The poem, the photo and monsieur Solomon! Focusing on others has always helped me through rough patches. What a treat and thank you for sharing your treasure! xxx

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  2. Ina
    Nov 18, 2014 @ 11:12:03

    He is adorable 🙂 A lovely poem! The start of something big! 🙂 Maybe fears won’t go but a grandchild always helps! {{{ Christine }}} ❤ xxx

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  3. harulawordsthatserve
    Nov 18, 2014 @ 11:19:19

    Ahhh, so sweet! And the two stickle bricks in a pan just got me…is that something in my eye? The start of something big indeed, especially with a regal name like Solomon:-) How precious to be present to share that moment with him, and how kind of you to share it with us:-) Love and hugs, H xxx

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    • journeyintopoetry
      Nov 18, 2014 @ 12:50:27

      😊 Thank you very much Harula. Solomon is the youngest (so far!). I feel privileged to be able to share so many fabulous moments of discovery with all of them. Precious times. Love and hugs xx

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  4. Cynthia Jobin
    Nov 18, 2014 @ 15:42:48

    Nothing cliché about love and light….what else IS there? You..and he…and the poem ….adorable!

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    • journeyintopoetry
      Nov 18, 2014 @ 15:52:55

      Cynthia you just made my day. I was strugling to make this a ‘good” poem but I knew it wanted to be writren so I kept it simple and just said how I felt. Sometimes simplicity works. 😊

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  5. Francina
    Nov 18, 2014 @ 15:45:09

    precious poem, Christine, I have missed reading you girl . And your grandchild is adorable 🙂
    love and hugs from across the creek xxx

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  6. Harry
    Nov 18, 2014 @ 18:57:39

    Lovely child and poem, started to walk, now the problems start 🙂

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  7. Bennison Books
    Nov 18, 2014 @ 19:23:41

    Love this one. 🙂

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  8. kathryningrid
    Nov 18, 2014 @ 23:54:24

    A beautiful little boy, and a great gift to not only you but (through your loving poetry) to all the rest of us as well! I can clearly see him doing that tiny-tipsy walk across the room to you, and it makes the sun shine here, too! 😀
    xoxo,
    K

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  9. Norma (Through My Eyes)
    Nov 19, 2014 @ 11:11:45

    Oh he is so precious, you are very blessed Christine. Beautiful poem 🙂 xx

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    • journeyintopoetry
      Nov 19, 2014 @ 20:11:50

      Thank you Norma! He is such a little love, just developing his own precious personality! He is number 5! I wonder if that’s it now?! Although we do have a younger daughter who hasnt even started thinking about motherhood yet! 😊 x

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    • journeyintopoetry
      Nov 20, 2014 @ 14:12:01

      Im sure it will happen for you! We thought it was never going to be and then suddenly they were popping up all over! They are all 5 and under And when we are altogether as we will be for New Year it is mayhem and madness! 😊. We dont see three of them all that much as they live in Ireland although they try to come over to England to stay with us as much as they can; the other two, little Solomon in the poem, and his brother Theodore (4), live about 30 minutes drive away which is lovely and we look after them one day a week while mum is at work.I love it; they keep me going 😊 xx

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  10. Minuscule Moments
    Nov 19, 2014 @ 19:15:18

    Christine what a beautiful tribute to life, love and grandchildren. You made me smile this morning.

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  11. katepoet
    Nov 21, 2014 @ 18:32:28

    Little ones light up our worlds!

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  12. bardessdmdenton
    Nov 21, 2014 @ 22:00:28

    There aren’t any cliches when it comes to recognizing and cherishing the smallest BIGGEST treasures in our life. Delicately descriptive, your poetry is always unique and very special. So thrilled many others will soon discover it! XO ❤

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    • journeyintopoetry
      Nov 22, 2014 @ 10:09:01

      Thanks so much Diane! Deborah is squeezing this poem in too! 😊. Im getting a little impatient with the tax office now who still havent got back to me with a number I need! 😊❤️ Xx

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      • bardessdmdenton
        Nov 23, 2014 @ 01:11:19

        Oh, I’m glad this one is going in! Anything ‘official’ can be so frustrating. I always try to tell myself that a delay is just a wait for the timing will be perfect – sometimes I’m persuaded and sometimes not. 🙂 XO ❤

    • journeyintopoetry
      Nov 23, 2014 @ 10:15:43

      Yes, I said to Deborah, naybe the tax office were waiting for me to write this poem before they give me the number, so it dould be included! 😊❤️ Xx

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  13. mihrank
    Nov 23, 2014 @ 20:55:21

    Precious and lovely poem – so enjoyable!

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  14. Polly
    Nov 23, 2014 @ 22:26:11

    Aw…the poem is charming and the photos delightful 🙂

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  15. Wendy Macdonald
    Nov 26, 2014 @ 21:01:41

    Christine, what a lovely poem to match your grandchild’s beautiful little face. Love the hat too. Hugs.

    Blessings ~ Wendy ❀

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  16. Jane Thorne
    Nov 27, 2014 @ 08:35:23

    Oh Solomon, oh Christine…deep love and a joyful moment beautifully captured. ❤ Xxx ❤ so glad this one is going in, diving timing my special friend. Xxx

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    • journeyintopoetry
      Nov 27, 2014 @ 11:50:03

      Thank you so much Jane. I have been complaining about the tax office taking too long to give me a number before the book can go out and then this poem popped up and Deborah suggested it be included! Sometimes it’s worth waiting! ❤️ Xxxx

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  17. Peter Wells aka Countingducks
    Nov 28, 2014 @ 12:01:02

    She is adorable and the verse as genuine and beautiful as ever. It is exactly a week since I became a Grandfather. Life being what it is, my daughter lives a four hour drive away but I am booked to go and say hello to the little man in two weeks time, and to say I am looking forward to it, does not really cover it

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  18. Betty Hayes Albright
    Nov 30, 2014 @ 05:08:00

    Hi Christine!
    Wow, he’s walking already! Seems like he was just born. You’ve captured this moment so sweetly – never cliche’! And the photo is precious.
    Hope the weather hasn’t been too severe there yet. (We had our first little snow last night.)
    Take care! xxoo

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    • journeyintopoetry
      Jan 19, 2015 @ 12:42:45

      Betty, my apologies! I can’t understand how I have only just seen your lovely comment! Thank you. I know, how time flies! I feel very blessed to have the chance of toddlers all over again. And it doesn’t matter how many you have each latest addition to the family is just as joyous end exciting as the first!

      Well when you wrote this comment the weather was cold but not as bitter as it is now!! 😄 Sending love and hugs xxx

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      • Betty Hayes Albright
        Jan 20, 2015 @ 04:25:30

        Christine, no apologies needed! That’s happened to me before, missing comments (and/or never getting around to replying). It’s hard to keep up here these days. And thank you for the nice email – I’ll be answering that soon. January is always a little slower than usual for me.
        Hope your new year has been going well so far (and that your book gets published soon!)
        Love and hugs to you, as always! xxoo

    • journeyintopoetry
      Jan 20, 2015 @ 09:15:01

      Thanks Betty! The book shouldn’t be too long now; it’s definitely on the move! 😄 ️xxX

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  19. beckarooney
    Jan 18, 2015 @ 20:19:59

    Aww what a little treasure! The start of something special for sure. . . the love you wrote this with speaks more than the words themselves. Wonderful! 🙂 xx

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