Sometime last week, I watched my baby achieve another milestone. It made me immensely proud as a mum and I told every single person who cared to listen how proud of him I was. I guess mothers are always proud of their children.

Watching my child made me think of my mum (and my dad)- bringing up five of us! I imagined them having the same feeling I experienced.

Part of why I write is so I can document certain feelings and moods and I really hope my child gets to enjoy this blog when he’s older.

Today’s post is what I imagine my mum would have written about me if she was into poetry. I’ve also managed to make one part of the poem a rondeau and the other part a tanka.

” On this one long, blessed night we refused to worry, allowing only hopes and dreams for the future of the human race, held in the minuscule hands of these newborns.

– A.B. Shepherd”

Veins popping with every strain
Panting… pushing
My fingers digging into the cushion
Trying to ignore every stain
Thinking of the end gain
Trying my hardest not to complain
As I await my gift at the end of the footing
I remember
You being as sweet as a candy cane
You were never plain
Always blushing
Your emotions gushing
As you explored everything in your domain
I remember

Nineteen eight nine
A year so memorable
It filled us with love
Moments forever cherished
As you’ve grown – a fine woman


By the way, I really want to write a renga. Unfortunately, I cannot write one alone as a renga has to be written by more than one person. Each person writes an alternating stanza. So, if you’re interested in writing one with me, please leave a comment below and we can do it together… 🙂

** Photo credit for Featured Image – My Colicky Baby

** Photo credit for Post Image – Pinterest



11 Comments Add yours

  1. Such a heartwarming post Amina 🙂 Sounds like a very special moment. Have a nice day and keep smiling!

    Lauren Stanton

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  2. Nortina S. says:

    I think it’s so cool that you’re exploring different poetry forms. I’ve fallen in love with the tanka & you can never go wrong with a good haiku 😉 Never heard of the renga though. I’ll give it a try 🙂

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    1. Oh yay. Do you want to write a renga with me?

      I’m actually starting a haiku series from Monday.

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      1. Nortina S. says:

        Sure, I’ll give it a try! The haiku series sounds fun too.


      2. Thanks, what’s your email address please?


      3. Thanks, will send you an email in a bit

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    1. Oh wow. Thank you Amanda

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