Wednesday, August 19, 2009

My Little Light

I wrote this ten or eleven years ago as I was watching my oldest son sleep. The last line really hits home with me now that he will be starting high school in less than 2 weeks!


My little light is sleeping,
Extinguished for the night.
Sucking on his blanket,
His “Chipper” gathered tight.

My little light has faded,
Though in dreamland he may play.
Running, jumping, shouting,
As he does throughout his day.

My little light is dim now,
His breathing slow and deep.
If I had a camera,
His tranquility I would keep.

My little light just flickered,
He gave a quiet sigh.
I smile in my contentment,
Oh, too soon our days go by!


Kelly Combs said...

"Oh, too soon our days go by!" All moms will tear up at that one! Too soon indeed.

A really special poem, Leslie

Sue J. said...

Oh, so sweet.... We need to know that contentment again. (Because even though they're bigger, and slop up their covers, they still sleep about the same as way back when.)

Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

love it Leslie and oh so true!
Collette xxxx

Andrea said...

Leslie..this is beautiful and definitely touched my heart, today. Blessings and prayers, andrea

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

How quickly the days fly by! I have a granddaughter that is almost 7! I realize just how swift life is.

Great poem!

Heart2Heart said...


What a beautiful poem about just how fast all that time goes. Children are just that much cuter when you catch them in dreamland. Just at such peace.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Deb said...

All too soon..........yes, Kelly is right, the tearing up is in my eyes as 'little boy' will be 17 in a couple of months and he is a senior in high school..Too fast, too fast..
Loved this Leslie!