I wish I had an angel friend

January 17, 2007

I wish I had an angel friend
to watch over your tiny travels –
to walk with you through wander worlds
of daisy, stream, and meadow.

I wish to have an angel friend
when it becomes your time
to go exploring on your own

to catch you if too high you climb
above this grownup world of pace

too fast to see my child’s face.


10 Responses to “I wish I had an angel friend”

  1. howard Says:

    Almost seems you’re channeling Shel Silverstein (that would be a compliment in my book).

  2. qazse Says:

    thank you Howard! As long as I’m not channeling Shelly Winters (God rest her soul). No, really, thank you.

  3. bullish1974 Says:

    i wish i was the one who wrote this.
    such fine words.

  4. Naughty Heather Says:

    What beautiful imagery – and as a mom, I think we all wish for that. You just said it better!

    Great job!

  5. zaphodfreek Says:

    Good poem qazse,
    Very tender
    very loving

  6. annieelf Says:

    How beautifully you convey the hopes of any parent to provide protection as they watch their child explore and grow.

  7. Bice Says:

    If there are angels I believe every child has one because they are nature (or God’s if you so chose) greatest creation.

  8. qazse Says:

    Dear Howard, bullish, Naughty, z-freek, annielf, and Bice:

    Thank you for the comments and compliments on the poem. I am blessed to have you as readers. I wrote this for my first child when she was one.

    Once we sign on (or trip into) being a parent, we commit to a lifetime of worry. It is not the only dimension of parent reality, but it certainly is a major negative – subjectively speaking. However, it is also that “worry” which makes the bond so special, so cohering, so adaptive. I can remember driving home from the birthing hospital for the first time as a nuclear family unit thinking “holy crap, what have we done! This sweet little bundle of protoplasm is totally dependent on me!”


  9. awesome poetry….. too good.. please keep writing ans sharing with us more

  10. qazse Says:

    Soumya, thank you for visiting and your kind and enthusiastic comments!

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