Dear Child

22nd Aug 2006


I thought of you

As I woke up today

I missed your sunny smile


I missed the sound

Your laugh would make

As it echoed thro’ the house


I thought of your

Gentle demeanor

And missed you even more


And the graceful way

You’d handle it

When things don’t go your way


Child, even though

Am far away

And can’t see you at all….


…I hope you know

That all day long

I have you in my soul

© Mugethi Gitau


‘Child’ is a symbolic reference to someone.

This is not a poem about a mother and child.