in grandma’s eyes


Dear Babyface,
birthed by God’s grace;
let me hold you, kiss you, squeeze you,
while you’re sleeping, let me tease you:
misshapen head and wrinkly skin,
you sport a double…no, triple chin!
your pudgy nose is slightly pimpled,
your chubby cheeks are sweetly dimpled.
I admire all I see ‘cuz, Babyface,
you look like me!


I submitted this poem to Lyrical Iowa last year. It received 3rd Place in the “humorous verse” category and was published in their 2018 collection. Linking to dVerse Poets where Lillian hosts Open Link Night with “Ah, sweet youth” theme.

19 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. memadtwo
    Feb 23, 2019 @ 21:10:29

    I’m smiling!


  2. Beverly Crawford
    Feb 23, 2019 @ 13:53:17

    Delightful … and so true!


  3. Camie
    Feb 23, 2019 @ 12:07:55

    Delightful rhyming! And congrats on it winning third place and being published! Woot!


  4. Grace
    Feb 22, 2019 @ 21:18:39

    This is so sweet.


  5. robtkistner
    Feb 22, 2019 @ 14:54:29

    Babies are like candy Lynn, so so sweet!


  6. msjadeli
    Feb 22, 2019 @ 10:37:30

    Written with Grandma’s love. Such an endearing rendering ❤


  7. lillian
    Feb 22, 2019 @ 09:53:40

    LOVE it! 🙂 Chuckling I am. Are you from Iowa? We moved from Iowa to Boston in 1997. We’d been in Iowa for 27 years!


  8. Gina
    Feb 22, 2019 @ 07:05:42

    sweet and makes me want to give a hug to my big baby!


  9. Frank Hubeny
    Feb 22, 2019 @ 06:01:23

    Nice sounding lines: “let me hold you, kiss you, squeeze you,
    while you’re sleeping, let me tease you:”


  10. kim881
    Feb 22, 2019 @ 02:33:38

    So sweet!


  11. rothpoetry
    Feb 21, 2019 @ 21:39:54



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