Sunday, May 22, 2011


Today is D-day... here's a little poem of instruction for the little mite, for whenever it might make it's appearance.

Those of you who've read my latest post will get some of the references more than than others. WARNING: SMUSHY ALERT!!!


Listen up


The longest wait

Is almost at an end

You, squirmy home-grown friend

are near ready to descend


Shiny plastic stuff we’ve bought

And soft things for newest skin

Pastel things for swaddling in

When elastic sleep is caught


A starling chick on beaded grass

Distracted yesterday

A while of trials enacted

Rang back to something like ok


Candy sweet in flashing darkness

With a Chemical Brothers beat

You dancing in your seat

Kick at ribs with tiny feet


Meeting you will be a moment

But before that there’s a bit

Of uncertain flight to flit

Let’s keep close and safe through it


120 Socks said...

Okay you have me officially in tears, good tears, great poem!

The Poetry Bus said...

Lovely! And best of luck!

Titus said...

And from me! I'll be thinking of you all tonight. Luck and love and lots of gas.

The Dead Acorn said...

It got a little dusty in the room upon reading this. Nice.

Niamh B said...

Yay, making people cry is the end game!! Tks socks.
and tks PB!
Titus - really hoping the gas will work alright, worked when I was a kid at the dentist... nothin happenin here as yet so twill probably be after fair city now... or sometime in the next two weeks - ain't nature amusing?!
Acorn - It took that long to read? So profound were my words that an aeon worth of dust built up in the meantime? tks a trillion :-)

the watercats said...

It takes a lot to soften my iron heart, this is just so beautiful.. really really, very much so.
Good luck with all the things, thinking of you, and can't wait to see the obligatory pictures (close ups of tiny fingers etc) :-D oh, and the gas.. you'll love it!

The Dead Acorn said...

Whoops ... that was intended to mean that I got some dust in my eye, because they seemed to be watering up a bit. So you made two people cry ... woohoo!

Niamh B said...

Thanks Cats - hope they've plenty of it!! Had an appointment today and they don't think I'll be needing it any time very soon anyway! Another week of peace before the madness starts.

Acorn - so I gathered :-) - we're just watching ye're big boss Obama speeching to the nation here.

The Bug said...

Lovely lovely poem - it goes in the baby book, right?

Emerging Writer said...

omg. D Day. Is the world ready for your Diva-ette or Divo Og? Be thinking of you both

Niamh B said...

Bug, it's a shoo in, if I ever organise such a thing!