Saturday, January 17, 2009

The Boy with Two Dolls

The Boy with Two Dolls

He was a round cheeked child
soft of face and form
a mass of brown waves
covering the top of his head.

He carried two dolls
a boy and a girl,
clutched tightly in
his small hands.

It was show-and-tell
and what he wanted
was to share the two dolls
that he loved most.

His mother standing near
a hand resting gently
on his shoulder,
saying, this is my son.

She, honoring him
who he is
his very essence
so safe in her love.

***Note: The inspiration for this poem came from seeing a little boy and his mom this week at BOY & GIRL's school.

****"Iron Essence 2" Painting by Chuck Gumpert.

submit to reddit


  1. What a beautiful tribute. Hooray for self confident little boys and the Moms who stand behind them!

  2. Just beautiful...thank you for sharing...

  3. One of my son's was a doll carrier-and I'm sure he will be a very nurturing father some day.

  4. I'm so glad our society is getting over itself. This was such a nice poem.

    By the way, I watched the Oprah with Ed Bacon...very thought provoking. I really enjoyed it.

  5. A lovely poem. Such a sweet image of a boy and his mommy - I also really like how you are lately including visual artwork in your posts. Very nice.

  6. Hi there - thanks for popping by my blog. I really enjoy your writing - very lovely.

    My kids arrived 18 months apart, so I definitely understand the "whirlwind life" one experiences when they are crazy enough to have 2 babies back-to-back. :)

    And I'm glad you enjoyed Wyeth's "Daydream" piece I put up on my blog. It really is lovely, isn't it?

  7. I love the poem and the painting.

    I also love your site. It's like a breath of fresh soul air.

  8. Simply beautiful!

    I wonder is it my limited vocab...I have such moments too, but just couldn't express it the way you do...
    you are talented, girl, you know that?

  9. Beautiful poem.
    Out of the hearts and mouths of babes.....

    We can learn so much from children.

  10. So, beautiful, and the art you chose drew me in.

    (I came over from BlogHer. Congratulations. You have a terrific blog. I'll definitely be back to see what you're up to.)

    ;D Good to meet you!
    - Julia at Midwest Moms

  11. That's lovely. I expect I have that boy as well, and I'll be right there, hand on shoulder.

    The paintings you've found lately are very moving as well.


This blog is no longer taking comments.

Copyright © 2007-2014 JCK.

The content on these pages is the sole property of the author and may not be used or reproduced in any manner without consent.

All Rights Reserved.