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Day 272: Waiting to be born

This poem is dedicated to a special friend and little sister, 'D' as she waits for her little bundle of joy in a couple of months. As she celebrates her birthday this month (later) and she also had her 'seemantham' or baby shower end of last month, this is a special gift from me to her. As she thinks it is going to be a bonny boy, I have used 'he' in this poem. 

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Represents 'D' and her 'I'

A child in you has now bloomed,
And he is still cooped in and tiny too.
Yet it is a wonder to watch an itty-bitty person like him
Just scoop out a large part of your heart just at his will.
He has you smiling even before you get to see him,
And now, the wait becomes even more beautiful
with each passing moment.
He knows you too well and so do you,
As, he has now walked almost many miles with you.
These past few months have been so different
That you now have to eat for two instead of one.
You are not sure if it is you who is waiting
To get your first look of him,
Or is it he who is waiting for you to just cuddle in.
It is so wonderful to watch him grow,
And see him sense every single beat.
He can watch your words and even remember at times,
Even as he swims inside just having fun.
Every time you smile, he is doing his moves,
And every bump you get is a high-five truce.
The sugar and spice keeps him happy and buoyant,
That even as you see a cake, you start drooling.

With each passing day, he is growing
And soon that day will come,
When he is ready to just pop out.
First thing he will do is seek a soft hand,
A small kiss and a cuddle,
And sometimes a sweet song.
He will learn the coos and will woo you,
With every little smile and even those real cries.
Soon he will grow up well and will wobble, 
Take you for a ride as you run around nigh.
Sometimes a fiery word and a taunting look
Might trick him to stop scribbling the walls.
He will be your world and a handsome little champ,
For every day he grows he will wave his magic wand.

These days are not far along
And may these moments keep you
Warm, happy and calm,
As this little child is waiting to be born.

© Meena Arvind  
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